Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Siauliai

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Packed with effigies and memorials thought to have begun after an uprising against the Russian Empire, Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas plays home to nearly 100,000 crosses and represents one of Lithuania's most well-known sights. Bulldozed several times by Soviet authorities during their rule over the country, the hill has come back to life in the decades since Lithuania's independence. Visit the hill and wander the wooden pathways winding around the mound and you'll be surrounded by crucifixes of all sizes and styles. Don't miss taking an up-close look at the thousands of types of crosses carpeting the area; often larger ones are covered in hundreds of smaller examples attached with strings, rope, and rosaries. Feel free to add one of your own if you'd like to contribute to the hill's growth. Put Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas at the forefront of your travel plans using our Siauliai visit planner .
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  • The Hill of Crosses is a unique place in the world. Everyone should visit this spectacular mountain. Convenient access, souvenirs can be purchased  more »
  • This is an interesting site with lots of Lithuanian history, if you are near Siauliai. The parking area is very touristy, however.  more »
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  • Truly unforgettable pilgrimage place with over 300 thousand crosses on 2 hill sides. Crosses were brought by pilgrims from many countries. The doors of this place are always open because there are no doors at all. Here, nature mingles with culture, including any person in the completely unique experience.
  • The place is nice for a short visit. You can get great photos and the place has an eerie vibe. It's a bit afar from nearby points of interest though, so you have to thinks if it's really worth the trip. For us it was!
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