Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses: A Powerful Symbol of Faith and Perseverance
MIR’s copywriter, Mariana Noble, spent time in Lithuania where she and a handful of travel professionals visited the Hill of Crosses. The experience was surprisingly profound.
It’s just a small hill where a fortress used to stand. It’s not intrinsically sacred. But for more than 150 years, people have sanctified it with their love and attention, prayer, despair and hope. And their crosses.
They range from a larger-than-life-size carved crucifix hung with a gaunt and suffering Christ to countless tiny wooden crosses that you can buy onsite for a few coins and tuck into any nook or cranny.
Travel to Lithuania with MIR
MIR has more than 30 years of travel experience, offering on-the-ground support and quality you can trust and guides and tour managers that clients rave about.
Travel to LithuaniaOn MIR’s Kaliningrad & The Baltics small group tour, travel the countryside and urban centers of four distinct nations: the three independent Baltic countries – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia– and Kaliningrad, an exclave of Russia (more photos and tour details).
On this tour you get to visit the Hill of Crosses and take a slow walk up and around and let the thousands of human wishes and prayers surround you for a few moments; you might go about your daily life refreshed.
Or book your own uniquely designed custom private journey. MIR specializes in personalized, private journeys, and we’d love to take your ideas and weave them into a trip tailored especially for you. Travel wherever, however, and with whomever you like, relying on our expert assistance. Contact us to find out more about our custom and private travel expertise – each trip handcrafted to your interests, dates and pace.
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(Top photo credit: Peter Guttman)
PUBLISHED: December 8, 2014