Thousands of travelers from all over the world visit this holy Christian place every day. Recently added crosses, rosaries and other attributes.
The Hill of Crosses
The Hill of Crosses is a sacred site, where pilgrims travel from all over the world
Pilgrims travel to stand before one of the most impressive examples of religious architecture in the country. The hill, which is just over 12km north of the city of Šiauliai was built in the 19th century as a place of faith for the local population. It is believed that the hill is named for a pair of wooden crosses that were erected there in 1831 by locals of the victims of revolts against the Russian repression. For centuries, people from all over the region visited the site to commemorate their loved ones who had been buried in the area, a practice that continues to this day. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded as a place of pilgrimage, and is now a major attraction in the region. The hill is a large, grassy mound, surrounded by a number of impressive crosses.
Holy Site of Christianity
There are more than 200,000 crosses in one place
It is a place of Catholic pilgrimage, where thousands of visitors come to pray, to reflect, to seek comfort, to find solace and to be closer to God.
About Hill of Crosses
The Hill of crosses is one of the most popular Christian pilgrimage desitination in Eastern Europe
The site is known for its thousands of Christian crosses, which were placed on the hillside by Lithuanians and other Europeans in order to honor Jesus Christ.
About Holy Site of Christianity
The site has become especially significant to Lithuanians
The Hill of Crosses is one of the most well-known examples of a place where Eastern European Christians have created their own religious spaces and practices separate from those of the European powers that controlled the region for much of the last two centuries. The site has become especially significant to Lithuanians, who have made it a point of pride within their national identity.
A few things you must know about the Hill of crosses
Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of crosses. The Holy site become very popular pilgrimage site after Holy Fathers visit in 1993.
Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of crosses
Pope John Paul II prayed on the Hill of crosses in 1993. The Holy father prayed at the Hill, sacrificed Holy Mass in the Chapel by the Hill.
The Holy Site was destroyed by soviets several times
In April 1961 the hill was bulldozed and fully destroyed by soviets. Despite many efforts to annihilate the hill of crosses, this Christian site remains as strong commitment to God.
There are more than 200,000 crosses and rosaries
The Hill is a pilgrimage site for those who wish to honor the lord in a quiet and reverent manner and is a common destination for those who wish to honor the Lord in a more public manner.
Place your cross on a Hill of crosses
Pilgrims from all over the world can place their cross or rosary.
Some of the most beautiful and Unique crosses
We just choose some of the crosses that in our opinion look beautiful and are unique
The Holy site is visited by millions of tourists every year
Over the years, this Holy Site has accumulated a large number of crosses, each serving as a symbol of faith and hope for those who put them there.