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Address: Kariu Kapu g. 11, Vilnius 10313, Lithuania

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Beautiful historic cemitery

Antakalnio Cemitery is situated in walking distance from St. Peter & St. Paul's Church. It is hilly and beautifully landscaped. There you will find the remains of thousands of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
Lucia W
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Antakalnio Cemitery is situated in walking distance from St. Peter & St. Paul's Church. It is hilly and beautifully landscaped. There you will find the remains of thousands of Napoleon's soldiers whose bodies were discovered by chance in 2001. A modern version of the Pieta sculpture honors the Lithuanian independence fighters.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This beautiful well kept woodland cemetery is about 1.5 miles from Vilnius old town, we walked there and back. There is a variety of civilian and military graves from various conflicts. It is difficult not to ponder on the 20th century strife which caused so many young lives to end when they had barely got to adulthood. I have never... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Located outside the town centre (east), but do visit if you can. Really impressive and beatiful cemetery, called by the tourist office as the "Pantheon of the Republic of Lithuania" and I cannot disagree. A monument for the soldiers of Napoleon's Grande-Armée, graves of and monuments for victims of WWI and WWII, and the (young) people killed by the Soviets... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

It is quite an interesting place for locals. They can find graves of famous people there. But it should be boring for a foreigner. Except November 1st and 2nd when Lithuanians celebrate traditional cemetery holidays. They burn thousands of candles there. Come in evening for the best impression.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Got to be seen to be believed. Don't go out of my way to visit cemetaries ,but this is a must. Unbelievable headstones and beautifully maintained memorials to to Napoleonic soldiers,Russians,Polish,many unknown soldiers. A very moving experience. The former President Alirdas Brazauska's grave is also here

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Uddevalla, Sweden
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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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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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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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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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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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