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Hill of Crosses


Description: The Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of äiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The exact origins are unknown, but it is considered that the first crosses were placed in the mid 19th century. Over the centuries, the place has come to signify the peaceful endurance of Lithuanian Catholicism despite the threats it faced throughout history. Nowadays there are more than 50.000 crosses on the hill.
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Address: äiauliai, , Lithuania
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User commented: burgi
added on 2007-12-05 23:11:43
"It is a trully breathtaking place. Visit this unique religious site if you get a chance."
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