Aglona Basilica photos

Basilica in Aglona Latvia was built in the late baroque style, it is decorated with two 60 meters high towers. Pilgrims come to Aglona every year on August 15 to celebrate the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. It is one of the most well-known sacred sites in the world. The Dominican order founded a monastery and built the first wooden church in Aglona in the 17th century. When in 1699 the wooden church burned down, the stone building of a monastery and the present temple was built on its place in 1768 – 1780. The interior finish of the church was created in the 18th – 19th century, but the pulpit and the organ – at the close of the 18th century.

Five hundred meters from the Basilica is a former Catholic school, now is the usual school.

Aglona Basilica photos and panoramas are shooted: 24 of August, 2014.