St. Nicholas Church, Vilnius

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Coordinates: 54°40′42″N 25°16′59″E / 54.67833°N 25.28306°E / 54.67833; 25.28306

The Church of St Nicholas
Šv. Mikalojaus bažnyčia
St. Nicholas Church
54°40′42″N 25°16′59″E / 54.67833°N 25.28306°E / 54.67833; 25.28306
Country Lithuania
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded Before 1387
Status Active
Functional status Church
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic architecture
Archdiocese Vilnius
Archbishop Gintaras Grušas

St. Nicholas Church (Lithuanian: Šv. Mikalojaus bažnyčia) is the oldest surviving church in Lithuania, built in the Old Town of the capital city Vilnius. Originally built in the 14th century, it is mentioned in writing for the first time in 1387. Archaeologists believe that the same Roman Catholic church survived till the present day. Externally, the church represents the Brick Gothic style, while its interior has been renovated several times.

The church belfry was built in the 17th century in the Baroque style.