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The Franciscan monastery near Hill of Crosses
 

The Franciscan monastery near Hill of Crosses

28In the fall of 1993, a few weeks after his trip to Lithuania, Pope John Paul II visited the Franciscan monastery on Mount La Verna in Italy and encouraged the order to build a monastery by the Hill of Crosses.The Franciscans took up the project immediately. The new sanctuary was designed by the architects Angelo Polesello and Nunzio Rimmaudo. Its cornerstone was cut from Mount La Verna and blessed by Pope John Paul II. A capsule inside the stone guards the founding documents of the monastery. A hermit of the Franciscan Brothers was consecrated on July 7, 2000.

The Franciscan monastery near the Hill of CrossesThe edifice contains about 15 cells, a chapel and a library. The chapel boasts stain glass windows by Algirdas Dovydėnas portraying scenes from the history of the Franciscan order, as well as a highly expressive altar, tabernacle and pulpit, work of the artist Rimantas Sakalauskas. Relief work on the altar draws associations between the Hill of Crosses and Mount La Verna. While praying on that mountain, St Francis received the stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The novitiate of the Lithuanian Province of St Casimir is housed in the new Franciscan monastery, which also offers refuge to pilgrims seeking to pray in solitude. The building stands 300 metres from the Hill of Crosses.

Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!