Vilnius Cathedral SquareVilnius , Lithuania
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The Vilnius Cathedral in the web camera, is an important part of Lithuanian cultural heritage. During its long history, the place has been destroyed and reconstructed countless times, and today it proudly stands in the heart of the city and is the center of all festivities – be it religious, ethnic or national.
The Cathedral online itself holds many secrets, with numerous ancient written sources hint that the placed served as a pagan temple dedicated to the Thunder God Perkunas, before the building of the church in the thirteenth century.
The Catherdral you see in live camera, is surrounded by the Catherdral Square you also observe online, which served as a location of the defense wall, towers and the Bishop’s Palace. Nowadays, the Square in the webcam, is full of life day and night, with tourists and locals alike, couples, bikers and skaters enjoying the captivating view of one of this beautiful cathedral and the equally gorgeous square. The square in live broadcast, hosts countless events, concerts, festivals and celebrations.
History of Cathedral
The history of the Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Ladislaus in a live broadcast began in the 13th century. Initially, the temple shown in the webcam was located at the foot of the Castle Hill and, as expected, was called Mindaugas Cathedral.
After 100 years, under the leadership of the architect Annus, work began on rebuilding the Cathedral in an online camera, but a fire broke out in 1530 and destroyed the temple.
In 1534, new construction began, led by the Roman architect Bernardo Zanobi. Another fire that broke out in 1539 again wiped out the unfinished cathedral from the face of the earth. Finally, under the supervision of the architect Giovanni Zini, by 1545 the vaults of the temple were erected.
The new Renaissance cathedral was completed by 1557, but the fire of 1610 again left only ashes.
The following restoration works of the cathedral lasted 20 years. The chapel of St. Casimir was erected, where the relics of the canonized saint later found their refuge. The long-suffering cathedral burned down again in 1639. A new temple soon appeared in its place.
From 1655 to 1660, Russian troops were in Vilnius, where the online broadcast is conducted from, and the temple was destroyed and looted. Since 1666, after the end of the military conflict, the restoration of the cathedral in the web camera began. The work was supervised by an Italian architect who gave the temple a baroque style.
One century later, the Cathedral of Saints Stanislav and St Ladislaus in the live footage was reconstructed again. But in 1769 its southern tower collapsed and the religious monument had to be repaired again.
The next reconstruction was carried out in the period from 1777 to 1792 according to the project of Laurynas Gucevičius. At the end, the cathedral in Vilnius acquired the classic style that you see now in the live cam.
In 1921, the cathedral in the online camera received the title of Basilica: this was done by Pope Benedict II.
In 1932, there was a deluge that flooded the cellars of the temple in a live stream. I had to do a major overhaul again.
In 1949, the Cathedral, which you see in the webcam, was closed. In 1956, the Art Gallery worked in it, and the old organ was restored. In 1981, the interior of the church underwent restoration, paintings and church utensils were returned.
On February 5, 1989, the Cathedral of Saints Stanislav and St Ladislaus in the online camera was consecrated and returned to believers. Today Vilnius Cathedral is the most important Catholic Сhurch in Lithuania. Honored political and religious figures of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania are buried in the dungeons of the cathedral. The temple is open to guests every day. You can also visit the masses held in the cathedral.
Vilnius, where the live stream comes from, is home to many stunning sites such as the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and the Antakalnis Cemetery among others. Vilnius live camera has captured some of the most beautiful and interesting sites such as the Vilnius City Center. The camera online view of the city center shows the hustle and bustle of modern life in this important Baltic city. HD Cam Vilnius captured the quintessential Baroque essence of Vilnius perfectly with its live web camera view from the Ramada Imperial. Vilnius is truly the crown jewel of Lithuania and indeed the whole of the Baltics.