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Mielagėnai St. John the Baptist Church

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The ensemble of St. John the Baptist Church. The ensemble of this Neoclassical church consists of a stone fence and a gate with a belfry. The construction of this ensemble was initiated at the end of the 18th century and completed in the early 19th century. In 1760 upon the initiative of Grafas, a nobleman in Kuršas, the first wooden church was built. In 1779 Justina Kublickienė fulfilling her late husband‘s will offered a lot of land to build a new brick church. Artist Vincentas Smakauskas is thought to have contributed to the inside of the church.