HILL OF CROSSES

HILL OF CROSSES

If you are interested in visiting our neighboring country – Lithuania, then this is a must-see. Hill of Crosses, one of Lithuania’s main tourist sites. Literally a hill in the countryside covered with an uncountable number of crosses and crucifixes of every conceivable kind, it was first mentioned in 1850 and it is true to say that every family in Lithuania must have left a cross here. The Soviets tried to destroy the site several times, but it has reappeared on every occasion and grown even larger to become one of the most beloved of sacred sites for Catholics in the Northern Europe. Pope John Paul II visited it in 1993.

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