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A oneofakind sacral site, the Hill of Crosses is covered in 200,000 crosses of all shapes and sizes. While the origins of the hill are mysterious, it is a symbol of faith and hope – this powerful testament to devotion survived many attempts of destruction by Tsarist and Soviet authorities.
A oneofakind sacral site, the Hill of Crosses is covered in 200,000 crosses of all shapes and sizes. While the origins of the hill are mysterious, it is a symbol of faith and hope – this powerful testament to devotion survived many attempts of destruction by Tsarist and Soviet authorities. After Lithuania regained its freedom in 1990, the Hill of Crosses became a popular site of pilgrimage, brought to international fame by Pope John Paul II who visited the place in 1993. Pilgrims leave crosses, rosaries, and other items here, praying for health, wellbeing, and wish fulfilment.

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