Hill of crosses


The Hill of Crosses is a place of pilgrimage. Our camp for the night is close to the Hill of Crosses. We can see the Hill from Loki.

“Angelu Svetaine”

Hill of crosses

Our place tonight

“There is the Hill of Crosses”, Astrid points “and there is a place for the night.” For a small amount of money we get a place for the night. “Angelu Svetaine” is the name of the place. We can stay in the middle of a beautiful built garden close to a small lake.

Hill of crosses

Hill of crosses

Hill of Crosses

We are just in walking distance to the Hill of Crosses. So we decide to visit the place on the same day. Just an hour before sunset, we start our “excursion”.

Due to the late hour the place is completely empty and we are alone. From the distance the Hill of Crosses seems to be unspectacular.

Hill of crosses

Hill of Crosses

Slowly we discover the ways around the Hill. “There is no end, there are more and more crosses and another way.”, I say.  The place is huge. We are walking around.

One hour later we have discovered all the ways. The sun starts to hide behind the forest at the end of the horizon. We decide to go back to “Angula Svetaine”

Tomorrow we will move further North to Latvia close to Riga. Our host for the next days Zane is waiting there.