Freitag, 12. April 2013

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Tytuvėnai is a city in the Kelmė district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 17 km east of Kelmė. It is known for its Bernardine monastery. The first church in the town was built in 1555. The construction of the monastery was initiated by Andrius Valavicius and his family, who returned to the Catholic faith after a wave of Counter-Reformation. The construction plans were prepared in 1614, but the construction started only after the death of Andrius Valavicius in 1618.

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