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Hotel DOMUS MARIA in Vilnius is alive with traditions and rich with history. The preferred hotel of both city guests and Vilnius residents not only guarantees excellent service, but is also a place for those who are interested in history and the old Vilnius.
Hotel DOMUS MARIA offers wonderful solutions enabling to not only spend your time meaningfully, but also learn about the current activities of the hotel and its history. After learning about the history of the architectural ensemble, you will find new experiences just around the corner – you will discover the historical Vilnius Old Town.
Hotel DOMUS MARIA
is established in the very heart of Vilnius Old Town, in 16th century buildings comprising an impressive architectural ensemble: The Gate of Dawn and the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy Chapel with miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, and the early Baroque church of St. Theresa. The architectural ensemble has an irregular form, adapted for the defensive fortifications of the city.
Our hotel is a harmonious place for leisure, work and improvement. We not only provide accommodation services, but also rent conference halls for seminars, official meetings and training. The spacious and authentic conference halls are specially prepared for your productive work and adapted to both private meetings and training sessions.
DOMUS MARIA hotel opened its doors in Vilnius in May of 2003, in a building that was once used as a monastery. You will feel quite special by staying in rooms that are subtly furnished in the former monastery cells.
Following the the footsteps of history…
The hotel DOMUS MARIA is located in a former monastery of the Discalced Carmelites.
The monastery was built in 1621–1627, at the initiative of Vilnius’ mayor and his brother. The ground floor of the main building consisted of monks’ cells, a refectory (dining room), a kitchen, a storehouse, a barn and a bakery, and cells on the other floors. The building had paintings and frescoes, which decorate the Great Hall to this day. A novitiate operated in the monastery from 1703 to 1723, and later studies of philosophy were held here.
The monastery suffered damage during the wars of the middle of 17th and the beginning of the 18th centuries. In 1844 the monastery was closed and handed over to Orthodox monks. A school for girls operated in the monastery from 1861 to 1915, and from 1918 to 1931 the monastery buildings were used as a hostel for girls (students, craftsmen, maids) and as a crafts workshop supported by Lithuanian charity societies. After the Second World War (1939–1945), the monastery housed the Vilnius Engineering Institute.