When arriving to Krekenava from any direction, you will first be welcomed by the sharp peaks of Krekenava small basilica towers reaching the sky. The construction of the first wooden church of Krekenava started in 1409. The masonry Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary was built in 1901 in the historic neo-gothic style. Entering the church, at the altar you will see proudly standing the painting of St. Mary with the baby in her hands. It is rumoured that this painting does miracles. It is believed that this picture has been kept in Krekenava since the 15th century and was saved from more than one church fire. Inside the church, you can admire other works of the local and foreign masters: paintings, murals, stained glass. Saint Mass is regularly held and other religious festivals are celebrated in the basilica. One of the biggest festivals is Žolinė (the Assumption of Mary), during which large crowds of believers and pilgrims come to Krekenava.
You can visit the basilica every day during the daytime and you can book the guide services in order to learn more about it.