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Creepy “Hill Of Crosses” In Lithuania

Despite looking terrifying, this Hill of Crosses is a place of peace and silent strength for Lithuanians… and a little bit creepy.

I like looking for creepy travel destinations, I never actually go to any of them but I’d like to imagine that one day I will. I might give this one a miss though. This Hill of Crosses is situated about 12 km north of the city of Å iauliai, in northern Lithuania and it’s completely awash with crucifixes and crosses of all sizes.

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Catholics visit the Hill of Crosses as a pilgrimage and everyone that makes the holy trip leaves a religious knick-knack behind.

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It looks pretty awesome in the morning mist doesn’t it?:

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The place has been covered in crosses for at least 100 years. The reason why the collection began isn’t known 100%, but many believe it was after the bloody November Uprising of 1831 that people started to bring crosses to the spot.

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