John Paul II is the first pope to visit Lithuania. His 1993 visit provided great moral and diplomatic support to Lithuania after its restoration of independence, and strengthened the spirit of the nation and its pursuit of unity.
In honour of the Pope, the most important Lithuanian shrines were united in a pilgrimage route named after him. When taking the route, you will see the most famous sacral sites in the Archdiocese of Vilnius and get an introduction to the history of Lithuanian Catholicism, church art, architecture and traditions.
The Pilgrim Route of John Paul II includes the most important sacred objects the pope visited while in Lithuania, other sacred objects related to him, and sacred objects visited by pilgrims and tourists.
THE PILIGRIM ROUTE OF JOHN PAUL II includes:
Vilnius Cathedral Basilica St. Casimir Chapel
The Gates of Dawn Chapel and the Church of St. Teresa