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“Poignant”

Siauliai Hill of Crosses
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Poignant”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

It's a bit out of the way, if you're in Vilnius. A friend said 2 hours; more like 3.
We went on a beautiful, still, tho still-wintry day, gorgeous sunlight, and while cold, our group thought it well worth it.

I have to agree with the reviewer who advises to read up on this place first, what it means and symbolizes to the Lithuanian people.

Lots of photos here already; will not add any, but don't forget there's a Franciscan Friary just 300 meters away and worth the visit. They have Mass and a beautiful peaceful chapel overlooking the Hill of Crosses where one can contemplate what it is to be able to worship freely and out in the open.

Visited April 2013
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“Inspiring”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Before you go look up the history of this place. It is a remarkable tribute to passive protest against the Soviets. While the place is amazing by itself once you add the history and the reason it is there you will be in awe. The entire Baltic region should be praised for their ability to live and prosper under the Soviets. This is a tribute to the entire region and people.

Visited April 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“Not religious, but I was impressed.”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Some people who have reviewed have said its only small and not actually a hill, these people must live in the Swiss Alps because, to me, this is a hill, and not a bad sized hill at that! We drove hours out of our way to see this (seeing as it was unlikely we wouyld ever be back in Lithuania) and we werent disappointed - even in the -7 degrees and the snow.

For those not visiting by tour or taxi, it can be quite tricky to find. Our GPS lost signal a few times on the way as I think the highways have been reconstructed recently. Look out for the small brown signs saying 'Kryžių Kalnas'.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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“Eerie”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Set upon what seems to a group of small hills. Littered, decorated and covered in crosses.

All you can hear is the rattling of crosses and jewellery. Wonder what it's like to visit at night.....

Visited March 2012
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Siauliai, Lithuania
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

It is amazing place, which has not only religious background but also an interesting historical background. There are hundreds of thousands of crosses, which all of them are different. They were placed by different people or organisations , both wealthy and poor. If you want you can buy your personal cross even for less than 1 euro and just put it where ever you like in the Hill of Cross. I personally was in this pace many times in my life and I am still impressed by it. To me it is magnificent.

Visited December 2012
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