REKČIAI HILLFORT (REKČIŲ PILIAKALNIS)

Nature / landscape

Rekčiai Hillfort (Rekčių piliakalnis) is located on the picturesque banks of the River Venta, enclosed by a 22 m wide rampart. Once, there was an ancient settlement near the hillfort. According to legends, Rekčiai Hillfort is supposed to have been used for rituals: a sacred fire was burned here, there was a church that sank in the ground, during celebrations bells are chiming in the hillfort. After the ancient wooden castle gradually deteriorated, the hillfort became a meeting place for the nearby people and a celebration place.

Country

Lithuania

Historic land

Semigallia

Nature / landscape

Mounds

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