Nemajūnai Church of the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul

Nemajūnai, Birštonas Municipality, Lithuania

Nemajūnai Church of the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul

Built in 1878, the Church of Nemajūnai with two façade towers and gazebo is the only original creation of wooden neo-gothic by folk craftsmen in Lithuania, however it also reflects other architectural styles. The main compositional idea - a romantic nostalgia of Middle Ages, aspiration to imitate the main façade of famous gothic monument - St. Anne's Church. Rectangular plan of church is designed in accordance with traditions of classicism, whereas the large-scale dome of building, and in part double-tower facade structure and interior composition are characterized by the features of neo-baroque. The interior of church is decorated by two paintings - "St. Apostles Peter and Paul" (1833) and "Jesus Christ and Holy Mary Magdalene" (1892) - painted to this church by academician of St, Petersburg Art Academy, painter Nikodemas Silvanavičius. The Chapel of St. Mary is behind the stained-glass doors located on the left side of central altar. The floor of chapel is covered by the folk work of the XIXth century - a carpet strung together from 64 ribbons of brides. The church is listed in the register of cultural values (the unique number 21172).

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