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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