I made it to the visitor center at the Hill of Crosses. It’s a small little area that has three things. 1. Outside of it are some local vendors selling small memorabilia, crosses and crucifixes that you can buy to place in the ground on the Hill of Crosses. The nice thing about this is that the crosses and crucifixes are not that expensive. I bought one for a friend and for myself. 2. There is an official gift shop and bathroom (which you pay a Lita to use). When you are out in the middle of no where, that bathroom is a lifesaver! 3. There are a few plaques around describing the Hill of Crosses… and the Papal visit to Lithuania from John Paul II. After the visitor center, you walk under the bridge where the street is and you walk further to get to the Hill of Crosses. As you walk and get closer, things start to come into view. It’s quite incredible to see so many crosses and crucifixes. It’s really quite overwhelming, but in a great way. For my next couple of posts, I try to give you the sense of what it is like to be there in the midst of so many crosses and highlight some of the more unique crosses I came across. Stay tuned!