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This cemetery has graves for many of Lithuania's heroes. You can pay your respects to the war dead, including French soldiers who died during the Napoleonic invasion of Russia and the civilians killed defending Lithuania's independence in 1991. The most beautiful section is devoted to...More
This is the historical, monumental cemetery of Vilnius.
Some grave stones are very nice.
You can also find the remains of soldiers of a series of wars (Napoleon's, WW1, WW2) and of the victims/heroes of the 1991 Lithuanian Independence events.
It's better to visit it...More
Antakalnis Cemetery tells the history of modern Lithuania with war graves for Polish, French, Russian and particularly the 1991 Lithuanian martyrs among others which I am told were there from the First World War but which I could not find. It is a moving experience....More
Most noted for memorials to those killed by the Soviets in 1991 but there is a lot more to this graveyard of rolling hills with majestic mature trees from multiple simple headstones of the partisans to some impressive headstone artworks in the more recent sections...More
Impressive monuments and interesting history, for example the endless rows of crosses on the graves of Polish soldiers, the mass grave of soldiers of the Grande Armée of Napoleon who took part in the 1812 invasion of Russia, or the traditional looking wooden poles as...More
Antakalnio Cemitery is situated in walking distance from St. Peter & St. Paul's Church. It is hilly and beautifully landscaped. There you will find the remains of thousands of Napoleon's soldiers whose bodies were discovered by chance in 2001. A modern version of the Pieta...More
This beautiful well kept woodland cemetery is about 1.5 miles from Vilnius old town, we walked there and back. There is a variety of civilian and military graves from various conflicts. It is difficult not to ponder on the 20th century strife which caused so...More
Located outside the town centre (east), but do visit if you can. Really impressive and beatiful cemetery, called by the tourist office as the "Pantheon of the Republic of Lithuania" and I cannot disagree. A monument for the soldiers of Napoleon's Grande-Armée, graves of and...More
It is quite an interesting place for locals. They can find graves of famous people there. But it should be boring for a foreigner. Except November 1st and 2nd when Lithuanians celebrate traditional cemetery holidays. They burn thousands of candles there. Come in evening for...More