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Siauliai Hill of Crosses, Siauliai
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Packed with effigies and memorials thought to have begun after an uprising against the Russian Empire, Siauliai Hill of Crosses plays home to nearly 100,000 crosses and represents one of Lithuania's most well-known sights. Bulldozed several times by Soviet authorities during their rule over the country, the hill has come back to life in the decades since Lithuania's independence. Visit the hill and wander the wooden pathways winding around the mound and you'll be surrounded by crucifixes of all sizes and styles. Don't miss taking an up-close look at the thousands of types of crosses carpeting the area; often larger ones are covered in hundreds of smaller examples attached with strings, rope, and rosaries. Feel free to add one of your own if you'd like to contribute to the hill's growth. Add Siauliai Hill of Crosses and other attractions to your Siauliai trip itinerary using our Siauliai vacation builder.
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  • Located between Riga and Kaunas, this hill or rather this mound is covered with cross of all sizes and in all matters. If you go back in history, it seems that this tradition is old (XIV century) it is now considered a mark of identity of the Lithuania. This Hill is a place of pilgrimage since the visit of the Pope Jean Paul II in 1993, and it does not escape the merchants from the temple bordering the driveway!
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  • I realized of Lithuania which was occupied by more than one country country history. You could feel the strength of Lithuania who continued to believe in it and at the same time, however, without giving up. Incidentally, cross Lithuania is merged before Christian nature worship and made the registered intangible cultural heritage in the arts and crafts.
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  • Amazing number of crosses that years of Soviet occupation couldn't erase. Can walk up and down many paths, crosses everywhere. Small charge to leave car (.9 euro). There is an info and souvenir centre...  more »
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  • Strange and beautiful place, but if you're somewhere nearby, you should really take a little time and visit this place at least for a couple minutes. You will be amazed how special is this mount of crosses.
  • Worth the detour? Yep, absolutely. It's not only an nice place to view, but once you know the history of the place it becomes even more intresting.
  • Special place..... better arrive in the sunset
  • Lovely and peacfull place to visit..Bring your cross wen you come here to make a little contribution..
  • Nice amazing hill. With a lot of different crosses. Popular for tourist.