Pažaislis Monastery

Pažaislis Monastery

Pažaislis Monastery is a Virgin Mary Visitation Church with an order of Camaldolese hermits.  It is one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Kaunas region. The building of this masterpiece in the XVII - XVIII centuries was funded by the Great Chancellor of Grand Duchy of Lithuania Kristupas Žygimantas Pacas, who wanted to perpetuate the memory of his deceased son. Italian architects built the church and monastery, whereas sculptors of Lombardy took care of frescos and plaster casts. Since its foundation the monastery had several names. First, Mons Pacis, later Camaldolese, and after that it gained the name Pažaislis.

The church and monastery is decorated with more than 140 frescos. Here you can also see six enchanting portraits by an Italian painter M. A. Paloni.  Also, St. Romuald bells are worth mentioning, that were founded in 1676 by a famous XVII century bell maker John Delamarse, that hang in the Northern Tower.

Every year an International Pažaislis Music Festival interrupts the peace and tranquility of the monastery. This year for the eleventh time the music lovers and professionals could enjoy various kinds of music – from opera to jazz, from symphonies to opuses – played by musicians from various countries.


Contact information

T. Masiulio st. 31
Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel: +370 37 756485
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You can also visit: Resurrection Church, Vilnius Street, Devil's Museum
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