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Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines)

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Address: Sukileliu, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Oldest cemetry

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Vilnius, Lithuania

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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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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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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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

This cemetery is very interesting and important for Lithuanian and Polish culture. For the other nations it could be just a charming old cemetery. There are burried such famous people as J.Basanavicius (signatar of Lithuanian independence), lawyer M.Romer, writer B.Sruoga, V.Mykolaitis Putinas, K.Boruta, lots of Vilnius university professors such as Lelevel. Olso there is burried the heart of the president... More 

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Address: Sukileliu, Vilnius, Lithuania
Location: Europe  >  Lithuania  >  Vilnius County  >  Vilnius

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