J. Balčiūnas

Veliuona Church

It is one of the oldest Catholic temples in Samogitia. It was burned down during the Samogitian uprising yet rebuilt by Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas. In the 17th century the church was reconstructed by Albertas Stanislovas Radvila who, like his family, worshipped the shapes of Renaissance architecture. Today the tall square-shaped tower of the church overlooks the panorama of the River Nemunas and the town of Veliuona, which is worth the painter’s brush. The tower stores a unique collection of the canonicals and church books.