Location type: sightHill of Crosses

Jurgaičiai, LithuaniaCountry: Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses, where people not only from Lithuania have put crosses for couple centuries, witnessed faithfulness and trust of a Christian community to Christ and his Cross. After the Word War I, in 1922 there were 50 crosses but in 1938 – already over 400. In 1961 the Soviet government demolished over 5000 crosses, by 1975 – 1200 crosses more.

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