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“Religious stopover”

Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
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Owner description: 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 August 20, 1781, the emigrants gathered on the Hill of Crosses and conducted their last church service. Thus they said farewell to the place that been home to the Swedes for at least 400 to 500 years. Initially, the people who were leaving the island came to the Hill of Crosses to make their crosses. Today, things are backwards – crosses are made by those who come to the island for the first time.
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

As a symbol of Lithuanian resistance against soviet occupation this is impressive. If you are Catholic I would imagine this is a show of faith. Worth a pop by for half an hour. You can buy crosses to add to the 200000 plus already there. 50cents for a pee.

Thank iainmcleod
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I have not see anything Like that in the world. It Is worth of stoping on the Way from Kaunas to Riga. Entrance Is free.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Unique place. But hard enough to reach it. Buses doesnt go often. And anyway you have to walk more than 2km one way. I recommend you to take a hill of crosses guided tour on fb.

Thank Eglė D
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

If you have access to a hire vehicle then this is a must see

If theres another way you can get here the just do it

Very very very evocative

Breathtaking as you approach

There are two small shops, coffee machines and a confectionary vending machines. Toilets were clean (small entry fee required)

You have to pay 80 cents to park (payment required before you leave at the souvenir shop)

There are a few stalls outside where there are a vast array of souvenirs and of course crosses to buy and leave

Thank Jon W
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a really interesting attraction. To see the magnitude of the site was impressive. I would recommend getting your own to leave behind.

Thank Rich G
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