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Pilgrimage Roads in Lithuania

Pope John Paul II’s Pilgrimage Road

The Ministry of Economy and Innovation coordinates the implementation of the ‘Programme for the Creation of Pope John Paul II’s Pilgrimage Road and Adaptation of Its Objects for Pilgrimage and Tourism Needs 2007-2013’. The purpose of the Programme is to create Pope John Paul II’s Pilgrimage Road, adapt its objects for pilgrimage and tourism needs, develop public tourism infrastructure, and disseminate information.

The key sacral objects, which were visited by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Lithuania, other sacral objects related to Pope John Paul II, and sacral objects visited by pilgrims and tourists are included in Pope John Paul II’s Pilgrimage Route.

The results of the implementation of the ‘Programme for the Creation of Pope John Paul II’s Pilgrimage Road and Adaptation of Its Objects for Pilgrimage and Tourism Needs 2007-2013’ are assessed according to the number of implemented measures under the Programme: the number of pilgrims and tourists who visited the sites, the number of public infrastructure objects built and fixed, cleaning and construction works that have been done, and the number of marketing and information tools prepared and implemented.

Further information on Pope John Paul II’s Pilgrimage Road is available HERE.

Interactive map is HERE.

The Saint James Way

The Saint James Ways is one of the most significant examples of co-operation and exchange of experiences across Europe. In Lithuania the route is managed by Saint James Ways Lithuanian Association of Municipalities and Saint James Ways Friends Association.

You can find information on 4 international Saint James Ways in Lithuania HERE.

Camino Lituano

Camino Lituano is a modern-day pilgrimage route across Lithuania. It starts on the Lithuanian-Latvian border, spans 500 km across the country and finishes on the Lithuanian-Polish border, where pilgrims can continue to Camino Polaco. It is an impressive 20-day journey from Žagarė to Lazdijai, connecting Camino Latvia to Camino Poland in Sejny.

You can find more informatin about it and the map HERE.

Last updated: 30-12-2020