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Address: Sukileliu, Vilnius, Lithuania
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I went here yesterday, it was really beautiful with snow on the ground and especially in the later afternoon light (about an hour before dark). I didn't really have enough time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Amber L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here yesterday, it was really beautiful with snow on the ground and especially in the later afternoon light (about an hour before dark). I didn't really have enough time to do it justice and there were a few areas I couldn't get to as the snow was so deep. There's still tons to see though (and the main... More 

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Thank Amber L
Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went there out of curiosity (and boredom, because there's not much to do in Vilnius). We found famous Polish people buried in there, so it was a good experience in the patriotic point of view. The cemetery itself is a bit neglected, but I liked it - calm (no one else exept of our two was visiting there at... More 

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Thank Magda_St90
Vilnius, Lithuania
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you are in this kind of attractions, then it's the best in Vilnius. It's a pleasant walk itself and there are many famous city citizen buried there. Polish are coming for J.Pilsudski's heart grave, Lithuanian - for J.Basanavicius and many others. While the whole cemetary is a nice collection of traditions and art.

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Thank D0mas
London
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

It is an old cemetery located on a hill, which made it different and strangely beautiful. Some famous people are buried here. There are some amazing tombs and carvings.

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Thank rickrover
Woodmere, New York
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is special place for Polish people. Many beautiful monuments and gravestones. There lays many famous persons, including the heart of General Pilsudski.

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Thank Daniel S
Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This beautiful cemetary is one of the most important Polish necropolies. Spectacularly located on the hills, with many beautiful monuments and gravestones allows for a nice walk. I am not sure whether it would be interesting for other nations, but it is must for Polish people.

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Thank jedrus7
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Oldest cemetery in Vilnius city! Very old and most famous in Lithuania. There lays many famous persons and stands really outstanding monuments and gravestones.

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Thank Simonas S
Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Near the Vilnius old town is located old Lithuanian and Polish cemetry. Big and quite place with large tombstones, chapels, columbariums, Angel hill. Can find there tombs for Lithuanian writers and famous people: Basanavicius, Ciurlionis, Sruoga, Putinas, Vileisis family tomb etc. As well graves for rich people. There you can also find Polish soldiers graves & heart of Pilsudsky.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Why it is sad? Because the locals, focused on search of "lithuanity", disregard anything that is not "Lithuanian" enough. And Rasu (in Polish Rossa) actually is, as it is mainly the Polish cemetary, as about 80% of the population of Vilnius before WWII was Polish... And this place is a witness of that time. Inconvenient witness. You will not get... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Very calm and nice place to spend freeday's afternoon and to think of those who left this life.

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