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. Put Siauliai Hill of Crosses at the forefront of your travel plans using our Siauliai visit planner .
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  • Get to this place was a labor but it was absolutely worth it. The Hill of crosses is magical, you find yourself surrounded by hundreds of crosses coming from everywhere. I think it's one of those places to see at least once in their lifetime.
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  • It's a very long journey, train, bus , very long walk but it was worth it. Never seen anything like this before it's unique. One of the locals told us it's a place of pilgrimage for Lithuanians. There...  more »
  • Place unusual, is far from major cities. We rode from Lithuania in Latvia, so decided to go. Have not regretted, spent 30 minutes, trawled. A large number of crosses, but this is not a cemetery, and a place of pilgrimage. You can leave your crosshairs.
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  • The photos do this place no justice. The history of this place is deep. Overwhelmed with crosses this place is so historic. Spent over an hour here and still didn’t see it all. The store up front has crosses for sale or you can bring your own. They also have an amazing store that sells amber jewelry. This place is a must see.
  • What an awesome place!!! We could have stayed here for hours! A photographer's dream!! I only had a phone & I couldn't stop!!
  • Really beautiful place. If you coming to Lithuania you should definitely visit this place!
  • Wow! Words cannot describe how incredible, inspiring, and magical this place is!
  • Pilgrimage spot in Lithuania. It is basically a hill full of crosses from people who go there and just stick them. Usually crowded so choose wisely when you want to go.

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