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Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Bizarre place, if you like strange phots to share, worth the detour.

We took the (almost 1h) detour when driving from Riga to Vilnius to visit here. It was kind of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calle K
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Hong Kong, China
Interesting and a bit scary

Interesting place to visit. Especially if there are no other people! Choose bad weather and you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vleena
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Loviisa, Finland
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The Hill of Crosses is an area on the highway covered with crosses, the development of which is related to the expulsion of the Reigi Swedes in August 1781. Tsarina Catherin II signed an order that allowed the Swedes to resettle in South-Ukraine. On...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the (almost 1h) detour when driving from Riga to Vilnius to visit here. It was kind of worth it, not sure it is worth it by public transportation. It is smack in the middle of a windy field and as in winter it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Especially if there are no other people! Choose bad weather and you will get better photos :D Toilet and parking cost a bit money - its possible to park also on thw road for free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vleena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is quite different. There must be millions of crosses of all sizes here. I thought it had a bit of a gothic feel to it. They even built a cross here for the Pope when he came to visit. It's nice that people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very unique place of countless crosses of various sizes, a devotion place to Christ, pilgrim place for people all over the world, a symbol of resistance and identity for people of Lithuania against the totalitarian regime during Soviet era. A place to pray and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I went with a tour group. There were very mixed reactions in the group to the experience. Some said it was like a “junk yard”. However (even as an atheist) I found this very moving. Visiting is a unique experience. It’s a huge site, in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We travelled from Vilnius to visit this Unesco World Heritage Site, so quite a journey but worth it. Our guide explained all about the history of the hill and also about the different types of crosses and their meanings. It's hard to explain what it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Out in the middle of seemingly nowhere, the Hill of Crosses is a must see stop. It is 2 hours north of Kaunas on nice easy roads. Stop at the gift shop to buy a wooden cross (or bring one from home) they are €1...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

A symbol of Lithuanian resistance with the first cross laid in the 1700s, since then many have removed by the Soviets. The site was visited by the Pope in the 90’s. Today there are over 200,000 crosses scattered across the hill and surrounding area. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Interailtraveller
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I knew from the pictures that there would be a lot of crosses but I was still amazed! Be sure to visit if it won’t make too big a detour. There is a visitor center with paid parking, toilets and souvenirs to sell. You can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

This was on our way to Vilnius. Lots of people but easy to get around. Thousands and thousands and thousands of crosses. It didn't do much for me, but if you are religious then maybe you would like to see this. You can also purchase...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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We stopped at Hill of Crosses while driving from Vilnius to Riga. However there were several coaches in the coach park so it may be possible but they may have come from Riga. Sorry cannot help more.
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