is one of villages in Lithuania
, situated some 20 km north-east from Šiauliai
and 250 km from Vilnius
. The population is about 130 people in accordance with 2012 census. Many people visit Yurgaychyay each year to take a look at its famous religious places.
Airport Barysiai (IATA: HLJ) is 20 km away from Yurgaychyay and is the closest airport to it.
Things to do in it
The Hill of Crosses (Lithuanian: Kryžių kalnas) is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The exact origins are unknown, but it is considered that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising. Over the centuries, not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilg…
If you have seen everything in Yurgaychyay already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:
Also, check out the photographs of other travellers of the area.