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Our tour group stopped here on our way to Riga. It was a somber place where individuals could... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
clairmontjeff
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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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We travelled from Vilnius to see the hill of crosses, it took us over 3 hours to reach this... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
des h
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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.
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Our tour group stopped here on our way to Riga. It was a somber place where individuals could place crosses to remember someone who has passed on. The number of crosses was overwhelming, and you could also purchase a cross here if you wanted to...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We travelled from Vilnius to see the hill of crosses, it took us over 3 hours to reach this destination, but overall was well worth the visit

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Stopped here on the way to Riga on a cold, rainy morning. We were told a bit of the history and how the Lithuania people ignored Soviet repression and maintained the site. We bought a small cross did the 10 min. walk to the hill....More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Being an avid traveller after a while only the totally unusual becomes of any real interest and this place is quintessentially bizarre. Can't recommend visiting Hill of Crosses enough if you are anywhere near the area!

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were on our way from Vilnius to Riga on this cold gray rainy day when we stopped at the Hill of Crosses. The place is so uplifting as underscores the enduring and resilient faith of the Lithuanians. The 200,000 or more crosses of all...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It was on the way and not that well signposted but we found it with too much problem. 90 c to park the car or you can risk parking on side of the road....I think it is worth the 90c because the up keep. You...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

From the parking lot, you have a 5-8 minute walk to the "hill" that is adorned with thousands of crosses. The site actually started in the 1800's with first one cross, then two, then a few, then many. In the 20th century, the Russians bull-dozed...More

Thank Dee_in_DE
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Hill of Crosses is an incredible place that has to be both seen and felt - it is unique. There are hundreds of thousands of crosses that have been placed there and spending time to look at them makes you appreciate just how unique...More

Thank adventurer021
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I don't think it's worth a day trip from Riga or Vilnius, but nevertheless an impressive place filled with crosses of all types and sizes promoting religion and commemorating loved ones. Especially suitable for people interested in religion. We skipped the nearby (new) monastery. There's...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This place is unique, nowhere you can see similar. Check photos in the internet, it will help you to make decision :)

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We stopped at Hill of Crosses while driving from Vilnius to Riga. However there were several coaches in the coach park so it may be possible but they may have come from Riga. Sorry cannot help more.
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