St. Nicholas Orthodox Church—Lukiški Prison

Vilnius Lithuania

[Russian Orthodox]

The prison was built in 1904, with central heating, water supply, modern plumbing and ventilation. The church, constructed in 1899, is part of the complex, along with the prison, a hospital, a checkpoint, production, and administrative buildings. The Lukiskes Remand Prison, infamous for harsh and cruel treatment, closed July, 2019. It was announced in 2021 that the whole complex would be converted into a multifunctional center for cultural, educational, scientific, artistic, and commercial purposes. Spaces and studios are provided for 250 artists, musicians, and creators, along with a bar and many concerts.