Crypts

Advance booking is required for educational classes (tel. +370 600 12080, e-mail katedrospozemiai@bpmuziejus.lt)
Guided tours and educational classes take place from Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.
The last group is admitted at 4 pm.
The size of a group of schoolchildren is from 15 to 30 persons.
Accompanying teachers are admitted free of charge.
For educational classes in a foreign language the price is 25 Eur plus the ticket price (according to the number of schoolchildren).
The ticket office of the crypts is located in the bell tower of Vilnius Cathedral.

A guided tour to the crypts of Vilnius Cathedral

The crypts of Vilnius Cathedral, an invisible part of the building, presents the history of the temple situated on one of the earliest inhabited sites of Vilnius, the development of the building, and the figures of outstanding merit to the state and Church of Lithuania who are buried there. The exhibition set up in the crypts and corridors introduces the funerary traditions and archaeological finds. We will descend into the crypts and see the ancient burials, the Royal Mausoleum, and one of the earliest frescoes in Lithuania. The size of a group is from 15 to 30 persons. We can accept two groups at a time (up to 60 persons). Grades: 1–12. Duration – 1 hour. Price – 4 Eur.
The dark labyrinths of the crypts

It is interesting to hear the stories told by a guide, but nothing can be better than the joy of discovery to find the answers by yourself! We offer you to put yourselves in the shoes of the first researchers who descended into crypts submerged in darkness. We’ll travel in dark underground labyrinths lighting our way with torches. While performing certain tasks and listening to the guide, we will explore the history and the secrets of the crypts. The size of a group is up to 24 persons. Grades: 5–7. Duration – 1 hour. Price – 4,50 Eur. Educational classes take place from January to April and from August to November.
Guided tour “The Legend of Barbora Radvilaitė”

Barbora Radvilaitė is one of the most prominent rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Vilnius Cathedral and its crypts are more closely related with this queen than it may appear at first sight. The secret wedding of Barbora Radvilaitė and King Sigismund Augustus took place in the old Royal Chapel in 1547. After her premature death the queen was buried in the crypt under the floor of this chapel. Later she was reburied, and for three hundred years people could only guess where her remains rested. We invite children of primary school age to get better acquainted with the history of the legendary queen Barbora Radvilaitė. Together with the guide you will stop in the cathedral and then descend into the crypts and wander in their labyrinths, see the secret crypt of the rulers and the royal mausoleum, which today holds the remains of Barbora Radvilaitė. Grades: 1–4. Duration – 1 hour. Price – 4 Eur.


A guided tour to Vilnius Cathedral and its crypts

Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus is one of the earliest and most important Catholic temples in Lithuania. The historical and spiritual significance of the cathedral, which served the believers without interruption from the Christianization of Lithuania in 1387 to the middle of the twentieth century, and which was returned to them in 1988, is witnessed by the magnificent chapels endowed by nobles, masterpieces of painting, sculpture and goldsmith’s art from various periods, several dozens of memorial plaques, tombstone monuments and epitaphs. During the tour, we will also visit the cathedral‘s crypts to see archaeological finds, ancient burials, and the royal mausoleum. Grades: 1–12. Duration – 90 min. Price – 4,50 Eur.

Educational classes in the Cathedral‘s crypts and treasury (Šv. Mykolo St. 9)

The crypts of Vilnius Cathedral and the history of the treasury

We will descend into the crypts of Vilnius Cathedral and see the ancient burials, the royal mausoleum and the earliest fresco in Lithuania. We will explore the treasury of Vilnius Cathedral, which remained hidden in the times of war and turmoil and is currently exhibited in the newly renovated Saint Michael’s Church. The size of a group of schoolchildren is up to 60 persons. Grades: 1–12. Duration – 2 hours. Price – 4,50 Eur.
Archaeological research of the crypts

What can bricks, splinters of pottery or even bones tell us? They have been attracting the interest of scientists of various fields: historians, anthropologists and archaeologists. We will try to look at the cathedral crypts through their eyes. We offer you an interesting tour followed by a practical part, in which you yourselves can become archaeologists. Using special tools we will excavate the prepared “cultural layer” and come across quite many curious and perhaps even amazing finds. We will try to understand what the finds can tell us about the cathedral, its crypts and the inhabitants of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The size of a group of schoolchildren is up to 24 persons. Grades: 5–11. Duration – 2 hours. Price – 4,50 Eur.






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