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Antakalnis Cemetery

Kariu Kapu g. 11, Vilnius 10313, Lithuania
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Agree with its reputation as one of the most beautiful cemeterys in Eastern Europe

Most noted for memorials to those killed by the Soviets in 1991 but there is a lot more to this... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
Darrel J
Perth, Australia
Interesting history

Impressive monuments and interesting history, for example the endless rows of crosses on the graves... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
Turku, Finland
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Kariu Kapu g. 11, Vilnius 10313, Lithuania
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Most noted for memorials to those killed by the Soviets in 1991 but there is a lot more to this graveyard of rolling hills with majestic mature trees from multiple simple headstones of the partisans to some impressive headstone artworks in the more recent sections...More

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Impressive monuments and interesting history, for example the endless rows of crosses on the graves of Polish soldiers, the mass grave of soldiers of the Grande Armée of Napoleon who took part in the 1812 invasion of Russia, or the traditional looking wooden poles as...More

Thank ulalaa
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...More

Thank Lucia W
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...More

Thank DKS824
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...More

Thank AlexandraCCL
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...More

1  Thank vlasap
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...More

Thank pushp B
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...More

5  Thank Jan-Eric B
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...More

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...More

1  Thank Ian O
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