Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

February 28, 2013 | in Travel

Twelve kilometers from the Lithuanian city of Siauliai is located an unusual hill dotted with crosses of different shapes and different materials. History doesn’t tell us about the cause or the time of the appearance of the Hill of Crosses.

Public attention to this place was drawn after the visit of the Pope, who installed here a cross.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Since then, the Hill of Crosses became a real place of pilgrimage.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

And, if there originally were only Catholic crosses (traditional Lithuanian crosses); now the mixture of many Christian denominations seems to be a normal thing.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

According to preliminary estimations, on the hill are at least fifty thousand crosses.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Their size ranges from small necklaces to enormous crosses.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

The appearance date of the Hill of Crosses is unknown.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

The scientists’ versions vary from 14th to 19th century.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

It is believed that everyone who will set a cross there, will find happiness.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

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