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  • Address: Off the Siauliai - Ryga Highway, Siauliai, Lithuania

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Siauliai Hill of Crosses Tours

The Siauliai Hill of Crosses is a center of national pilgrimage just north of the small industrial city of Siauliai.

Many thousands of crosses cover a small hill. Ranging from tiny crucifixes to enormous metal or wooden crosses, they represent the Lithuanian peoples spiritual devotion and also act memorials to the thousands who have died during the country’s many uprisings and oppressions.

The tradition of placing crosses in this spot dates back to the founding of the city of Siauliai in 1236. Despite being levelled three times by the Soviets in the 1960s and 70s, local people and pilgrims replaced the hill and once again covered it with crosses, flouting the attempts by the Soviet army and the KGB to barricade the site.


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Today the Siauliai Hill of Crosses is internationally renowned and stands as a protected and powerful symbol of Lithuanian national faith, spirit and identity. Each year it is visited by thousands of people, many of who leave their own cross. Pope John Paul II visited here and blessed the site in September 1993.

Siauliai Hill of Crosses is 16km (10mi) from the town of Siauliai (pronounced shoo-lay).

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Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius, Vilnius, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Discover The Hill of Crosses, Lithuania's most impressive and inspiring religious sights, on this day tour from Vilnius. This unique historical architectural ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.39
Private Day Trip from Vilnius to Riga: Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace in Latvia, Vilnius, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Day Trip from Vilnius to Riga: Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace in Latvia

During this full-day tour you will see the Northeastern sites of Lithuania including the Hill of the Crosses and the amazing Baroque Rundale Palace in Latvia. ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $367.24
Private Latvia and Lithuania Sightseeing Tour from Riga, Riga, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Latvia and Lithuania Sightseeing Tour from Riga

Full Day Baltic Private Tour for a maximum of 8 people. Includes the main sights to see in Latvia and Lithuania. This will be a whole day mini tour by minibus ...  Read more

Location: Riga, Latvia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $448.68
Full-Day Rundale Palace and Hill of Crosses Private Tour, Riga, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Rundale Palace and Hill of Crosses Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Hill of Crosses is famous for thousands of big and little crosses built on an old mound making the place unique in the world. Rundale Palace known as the ...  Read more

Location: Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $284.31
Riga to Vilnius Private Transfer via Rundale Palace and Hill of Crosses, Riga, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Riga to Vilnius Private Transfer via Rundale Palace and Hill of Crosses

Tour-transfer to Vilnius via Rundale palace and Hill of Crosses. From any place in Riga to any place in Vilnius. The Hill of Crosses is famous for thousands of ...  Read more

Location: Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $354.21
Full-Day Tour to the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace in Latvia from Vilnius, Vilnius, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Tour to the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace in Latvia from Vilnius

During this full-day tour you will be able to see Northeastern sites of Lithuania: Hill of the Crosses and amazing Baroque Rundale palace in Latvia. Your ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $473.86
Day tour from Vilnius to Riga, Vilnius, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Day tour from Vilnius to Riga

The best choice, who wants to save the time, money and have wonderful journey - day tour from Vilnius to Riga. Tour starts from Vilnius Town Hall, then ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $77.00
Day tour from Riga to Vilnius, Riga, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Day tour from Riga to Vilnius

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

One of the best choice for those who want to save time, money and have full of impressions sightseeing tour - excursion from Riga to Vilnius. Highlights of the ...  Read more

Location: Riga, Latvia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.00
Pilgrim tour from Vilnius, Vilnius, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Pilgrim tour from Vilnius

The Pilgrim tour from Vilnius cover the places which for long ages Lithuanians have cherished and considered holy. It is one of the oldest European Marian ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.39
Private Day Trip to Anyksciai and The Hill of Crosses from Vilnius, Vilnius, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Day Trip to Anyksciai and The Hill of Crosses from Vilnius

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

During this private day trip to Anyksciai and the Hill of Crosses, you will discover some of Lithuania's history, learn more about it's traditions, it's ...  Read more

Location: Anykščiai, Lithuania
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $71.08

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