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Address: Sukileliu, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Sad necropolis of the past

We reached the place by walking about 20 minutes from the Dawn Gate (Ostra Brama, Ausros vartai) to the left and up the hill. Once you leave the Old Town you go through a rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We reached the place by walking about 20 minutes from the Dawn Gate (Ostra Brama, Ausros vartai) to the left and up the hill. Once you leave the Old Town you go through a rather unpleasant and scuffy neighbourhood. The cementary looks abandoned and neglected by present Lithuanian authorities and, sandly has many signs of pure vandalism. See my photos... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Rasos Cemetery (Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie), located just outside the city centre, is a beautiful area spread on the hills, which is a unique setting. Majority of graves come from the era when Vilnius and Lithuania were part of Poland, hence the writings and names are Polish in over 90% of cases. Unfortunately not all monuments are being renovated and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I enjoy walking through cemeteries in other countries and this one did not disappoint. Many interesting grave markers and the way they go up the hill was remarkable. There is a beautiful chapel (like a mini St. Anne's) but it was not open when I visited. The Polish War Cemetery is before the entrance with the tombstone of Jozef Piłsudski's... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Rasos Cemetery ( Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie w Wilnie) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is named after the Rasos district where it is located. It is separated into two parts, the old and the new cemeteries. It is possible to get there by foot from Old Town. It takes about 15-20... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Rasu Cemetery (Lithuanian: Rasų kapinės, Polish: cmentarz Na Rossie) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in Vilnius. It was founded around 1769. It is located in a walking distance (about 30 min) from the city center, a bit remote location. The most Poles keeps it mind it because of part that is considered as a war cemetery built in... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This old Polish cemetery in Vilnius is located on two small hills only 1 km from the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius. There is a lot of beautiful, old gravestones and family vaults, some of them are ruined. Good location for photographers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I went here yesterday, it was really beautiful with snow on the ground and especially in the later afternoon light (about an hour before dark). I didn't really have enough time to do it justice and there were a few areas I couldn't get to as the snow was so deep. There's still tons to see though (and the main... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went there out of curiosity (and boredom, because there's not much to do in Vilnius). We found famous Polish people buried in there, so it was a good experience in the patriotic point of view. The cemetery itself is a bit neglected, but I liked it - calm (no one else exept of our two was visiting there at... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you are in this kind of attractions, then it's the best in Vilnius. It's a pleasant walk itself and there are many famous city citizen buried there. Polish are coming for J.Pilsudski's heart grave, Lithuanian - for J.Basanavicius and many others. While the whole cemetary is a nice collection of traditions and art.

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Thank D0mas
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

It is an old cemetery located on a hill, which made it different and strangely beautiful. Some famous people are buried here. There are some amazing tombs and carvings.

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