Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

The Hill of Crosses is a monument of people's being and faith. Although this hill is multifarious, but it irradiates with harmony. Located 12 kilometers from Šiauliai, beside the highway and railroad Šiauliai-Ryga, there is a Jurgaičiai (Domantai) hill fort called the Hill of Crosses. By the local people it is also called a hill of prayers, a Hill of Castle, Sacred Hill and Castlehill. The hill has thousands of crosses, brought here not only from various parts of Lithuania, but also from abroad (that is why it is called the Hill of Crosses). Crosses of various sizes will surprise you and make you sombre and serene at the same time. Everything seems to be alive and reminiscent of the past.

In the Christian world this hill was made famous by the visit of pope John Paul II in 1993. The Hill of Crosses is held to be a monument of faith by the Catholic Church believers.

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Hill of Crosses
Šiaulių district, Lithuania

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You can also visit: Pakruojis Manor,
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2012.09.04 09:46:34 | Giorgos
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2014.01.28 15:54:58 | Hector
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