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Hill of Crosses in Siauliai
While Lithuania is known for its typical central European charm and is a welcoming city, this particular site will give you chills.
Hill of Crosses is exactly as it sounds – it is so intriguing that there are constantly crowds there, no matter the season or time of day. Though, you probably would not like to get caught there at night time!
The impressive area of hills and trails is covered in crosses of all kinds: huge ones, little ones, wooden, metal, or even glass. Bringing your own rosemary, cross, photos, and general pieces representing religious icons has been a tradition in the Baltics for many years. There are more than 100,000 crosses piled one on top of the other, most of which date back to the mid-19th century.
There was always a mystery of why a location this creepy would be so popular and who started the whole thing. According to Lithuanians, there were appearances of the Holy Mary near the site, and while the Hill of Crosses is considered a holy place, it is regarded as one of the creepiest and most mysterious places in Europe.