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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
All reviews unique place out of the way day trip worth the trip souvenir shop well worth the visit unique site car park shapes and sizes loved ones parking lot tour group riga thousands symbol photos vending
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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