Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00–17:30
Last visitors enter at 16:30.

Closed on Sundays and public holidays. On the eve of public holidays, the Crypts close an hour earlier.

Cathedral Square 2, Vilnius.

The ticket office and the start point of the guided tours is in the Bell Tower.


Guided tours to the Crypts require registration:
+370 600 12080
+370 5 269 7800

How to reach us?

On foot

The Crypts are easily accessible on foot from any location in the Old City or downtown. The ticket office and the start point of the guided tours is in the Bell Tower


By public transport

You can use the Vilnius city public transport, bus routes no. 10, 11, 33, or 89. The nearest stop to the Crypts is “Archcathedral” (“Arkikatedra”).



For those arriving by car, a paid parking lot can be found at the Bell Tower or at Tilto St. 14 (blue zone).


The Crypts of the Vilnius Cathedral can only be visited with guided tours upon prior booking. You can also book a private tour, an adventure tour to the Crypts, or join tours for individual visitors. 

About the Crypts

Uncover the history of one of Vilnius’s earliest inhabited places in the Cathedral’s Crypts. Explore the transformation of the Cathedral’s building, archaeological finds, and funerary traditions in the crypts and passageways. Witness one of Lithuania’s earliest frescoes, painted at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries – its style and symbolism is a testament to the merging traditions of Eastern and Western Christianity in newly Christianized Lithuania. 

The Chapter

Explore the largest and most scenic crypt at the Vilnius Cathedral, showcasing finds that narrate the Cathedral’s reconstruction and adornment. Witness the empty sarcophagus intended for the remains of Vytautas the Great. In 1930, with aspirations to honour the Grand Duke’s 500th anniversary, efforts were made to locate and transfer his remains to the newly crafted sarcophagus. Regrettably, the quest for Vytautas’s remains continues.

The Royal

Beneath St. Casimir’s Chapel lies the Royal Mausoleum, where Alexander Jagiellon, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, along with the wives of Sigismund Augustus, Elisabeth of Austria and Barbara Radziwiłł, as well as the heart of ruler Władysław IV Vasa, find eternal rest. 



Guided tours to the Crypts

Educational activities in the Crypts