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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  • Hill of the crosses is a very unique place with uncountable numbers of crosses! Definitely it’s worth to visit specially if weather condition is good. To see crosses you don’t have to pay anything...  more »
  • At the car park there are souvenir shops selling crosses in all shapes and sizes. As you walk through the tunnel the hill comes into view a few hundred metres distant. My initial reaction was that.....  more »
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  • Very impressive religious place to visit. Cheap and spacious parking. Good gift shops. Very affordable prices. We bought a 1m tall cross only cost 6 euro. Not crowded. Beautiful view.
  • Gorgeous location, really something special and well worth the effort of getting there. This is definitely a highlight from my trip and possibly one of the coolest things I've seen on the planet. It is spooky and ethereal, almost unbelievable with the amount of crosses there are, there's just stacks of them, and I love that they all have something different about them. Whether they are from Lithuanian or Taiwan each cross is special to someone somewhere. It's an incredible testimony to the power of religion and how it can bring people together.
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