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Address: Kariu Kapu g. 11, Vilnius 10313, Lithuania

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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... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

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 memorials on the graves of opera singers.

Thank ulalaa
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

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 sculpture honors the Lithuanian independence fighters.

Thank Lucia W
Harrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

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 many young lives to end when they had barely got to adulthood. I have never... More 

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

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 monuments for victims of WWI and WWII, and the (young) people killed by the Soviets... More 

Thank AlexandraCCL
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

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 the best impression.

1 Thank vlasap
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Got to be seen to be believed. Don't go out of my way to visit cemetaries ,but this is a must. Unbelievable headstones and beautifully maintained memorials to to Napoleonic soldiers,Russians,Polish,many unknown soldiers. A very moving experience. The former President Alirdas Brazauska's grave is also here

Thank pushp B
Uddevalla, Sweden
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

Here you’ll find a very special way to bury people. You have a lot of soldiers’ graves from Napoleon wars, a lot of Polish and Russian soldiers’ graves, but the most interesting is that you have a hill for actors, another for artists and a hill for intellectuals as professors and other educated persons and so on, so you’ll rest... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Not many like to visit cemeteries but this one contains the history of Lithuania --its patriots who died at the hand of the Soviets as well as the Soviets, Poles, Tatars and , most importantly for me, it contains the remains of some 40,000 soldiers of ten nations that comprised Napoleon's army retreating from Moscow in December 2012. On a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Antakalnis Cemetery is about a 30minute walk from the centre of Vilnius. Its is a large cemetery which hosts War Graves aswell as that of the first Lithuanian president after independance. The 'centre piece' is the Russian memorial, which also housed the eternal flame. The cemetery features graves from the Napoleonic war, aswell as a large number of Polish and... More 

1 Thank Ian O
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Antakalnis cemetery is worth to visit for those who are interested in Lithuania's history.A lot of Lithuanian writers, artists, even president, has buried there. The cemetery looks like nice park, it is just very nice to walk there.

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