A. Aleksandravičius

Tytuvėnai Franciscan Monastery Ensemble

Proportionate, elegant, small and with a space for a family tomb. These were the requirements for a monastery in Tytuvėnai, began to be built by standard-bearer of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Andrejus Valavičius in early 17th century. The monastery ensemble started with the spirit of Gothic, was ornamented with Renaissance style details, yet the biggest tribute was paid to Baroque architecture. Perfectly preserved, it is today a unique architectural monument situated deep within Lithuania which has already been discovered by the pilgrims of the world.