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Antakalnis Cemetery

Address: Kariu Kapu 11, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Ranked #58 of 144 things to do in Vilnius
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Uddevalla, Sweden
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Here you’ll find a very special way to bury people. You have a lot of soldiers’ graves from Napoleon wars, a lot of Polish and Russian soldiers’ graves, but the most interesting is that you have a hill for actors, another for artists and a hill for intellectuals as professors and other educated persons and so on, so you’ll rest... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not many like to visit cemeteries but this one contains the history of Lithuania --its patriots who died at the hand of the Soviets as well as the Soviets, Poles, Tatars and , most importantly for me, it contains the remains of some 40,000 soldiers of ten nations that comprised Napoleon's army retreating from Moscow in December 2012. On a... More 

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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Antakalnis Cemetery is about a 30minute walk from the centre of Vilnius. Its is a large cemetery which hosts War Graves aswell as that of the first Lithuanian president after independance. The 'centre piece' is the Russian memorial, which also housed the eternal flame. The cemetery features graves from the Napoleonic war, aswell as a large number of Polish and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Antakalnis cemetery is worth to visit for those who are interested in Lithuania's history.A lot of Lithuanian writers, artists, even president, has buried there. The cemetery looks like nice park, it is just very nice to walk there.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

There You can find a peaceful place. Enemies are resting together. You can find German and Soviet soldiers of WWI and WWII. Also Napoleon soldiers. Lithuanian and Polish soldiers fighted in 1920's between each other. Comunist heads of Lithuania SSR and those who died in 1990's for Lithuanian freedom. Also there is a rest place for Lithuanian famous artists died... More 

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Paris, France
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

This is quite far from other sights if going on foot (about 30-40 minutes from the Cathedral) so best combined with the St Peter & St Paul church (also reviewed), about half-way. This is a cemetery both for national war heroes (tombs of "comrades" fallen during the independence process from the USSR) and prominent art figures. There are also some... More 

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Hong Kong
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8 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

One of the most interesting places we visited in Vilnius was the Antakalnis Cemetry located in Antakalnis about a 15 minute or so walk from St Peter and Paul's Church. Antakalnis Cemetry is also known as the soldiers' cemetry due to the large number of war graves contained there. At the entrance of the cemetry there is a small beautifully... More 

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