Historical review and artistic solution of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Upninkai and Holy Virgin Mary the Queen of the Rosary Church in Vepriai
The churches as art monuments represent the evolution of culture in Upninkai and Vepriai. Their architecture and fine arts reflect the world-view of a certain period. Historical evolution of churches is more complex due to changes in religious creed. This was reflected in the churches of Upninkai and Vepriai. The St. Michael the Archangel church in Upninkai prospered during the Baroque period that was notable in 18th century for the formation of magnificent two-tower church. Later due to devastating fires in Upninkai and economic conditions, it was forced to be moved beyond the limits of the town. It was being constructed gradually and rather inventively–a donated granary was turned into a church, where different building materials and styles were combined and a monumental image of a rather small building was reached.