One of the most important pilgrimage sites in Lithuania is the Hill of Crosses, located near Siauliai. It's estimated there are up to 100,000 crosses on the hill, although nobody knows how the tradition started. Probably, it began in the early 19th century after the November uprising.
Pope John Paul II visited the site in 1993, and today a plaque commemorates his visit. Many crosses are adorned with rosary beads which make a tinkling noise in the breeze, and one of the best things about the site is that anyone can place a cross here, as the land isn't under anyone's control.
Local vendors sell handcrafted crosses.Places nearby:
Riga Zoo Thousands of Animals To View 119 km / 74 mi
Kaunas Zalgririo Arena: The Baltic's Largest Arena 128 km / 80 mi
The Gate of Dawn The Most Important Religious and Historical Monument in Lithuania 190 km / 118 mi
Amber Museum an art depository of fossilized resin 232 km / 144 mi
Kaliningrad Zoo One of Russias Oldest Zoos 234 km / 145 mi