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HILL OF CROSSES

After the political adjustment the crosses were counted by enthusiasts from Šiauliai. They located 14 387 big crosses (1 112 from them were 3-4 meters high, 130 even greater) as well as about 41 000 little crosses (smaller sized than 0.5 meters). Each site visitor tries to leave a rosary or a cross. If he […]

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Three Crosses, Vilnius, Lithuania

Three Crosses (Lithuanian: Trys kryžiai) is a prominent monolith in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the Hill of 3 Crosses, originally called the Bald Hill (Lithuanian: Plikasis kalnas), in Kalnai Park. According to a tale, seven Franciscan friars were beheaded in addition to this hill. Wooden crosses have actually been sited in the area given that the […]

Gediminas’ Tower

Gediminas’ Tower (Lithuanian: Gedimino pilies bokštas) is the continuing to be part of the Upper Castle in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is feasible to reach the top of the hill on foot or by taking a lift. The tower houses a museum displaying archaeological findings from the capital as well as the bordering areas. The gallery […]

Lithuanian capital

Everything you need to know about Lithuanian People

Lithuania is a place for the Baltic ethnic group, where the population ranges to more than 2700,000. If we talk about the history of this territory, so the place was first found or inhabited by the Baltic Tribal Entities. The entities consisted of Sudovians, Semigallians, Samogitians, Curonians, Old Prussians, and many more. Since that time, […]

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Everything you need to know about Estonian people

If we talk about the ethnicity of this region, so there is a considerable amount of Finnic lives in Estonia. The common language of this place is the Estonian language. Approximately 10,000 years ago, Estonia inhabited by the people on the earth. It was the time just after when the Baltic ice lake retreated from this region. […]

CATHEDRAL BASILICA

The Cathedral of St. Stanislav and St. Vladislav is the most important place of worship for Lithuania’s Catholics, and the venue for the country’s main Christian and national festivities. In 1922, the Cathedral was granted the title of ‘Basilica’, by Pope Pius XI. Many key figures in Lithuanian history are buried in the Sovereigns’ Mausoleum, [...]

PALACE OF THE GRAND DUKES OF LITHUANIA

The reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the former political, diplomatic, cultural center of the State, was one of the most famous in Europe in the 15th-17th centures and was demolished in the beginning of the 19th century. This Palace is excellent located just in the heart of Vilnius, within the confines of [...]

GEDIMINAS’ TOWER OF THE UPPER CASTLE

The Vilnius Castle Museum was opened in 1960, and in 1968 it became a subdivision of the Lithuanian National Museum. The exposition of the Vilnius Castle Museum displays reconstruction models of Vilnius castles of the second part of the 14th and the beginning of the 17th centuries, armament, iconographic material of old Vilnius. An observation […]

GATES OF DAWN

The Gates of Dawn is one of the most visited shrines in Vilnius that is famous not only in Lithuania but also abroad, worshipped by the representatives of other creeds too. This is the only surviving gate of the first original five gates in the city wall that was built between 1503 and 1522. The [...]

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