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Dižlāņi Idols’ Hill (Dižlāņu Elkas kalns)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Durbe
Parish:
Vecpils
Other references to the location
In Vecpils, next to a paved road which connects Vecpils with the Rīga–Liepāja highway 4 km away. On the left side of the road when coming from Vecpils.
Coordinates
lat=56.6238, lon=21.4865
56° 37' 25" N, 21° 29' 11" E
Description

In Dižlāņi Idols’ Hill which, judging by the name, is an ancient cult site nowadays there is old cemetary and

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ruins of a chapel. At the edge of the cemetary there are two local significance border stones from the modern times which are still in their original location on the borders.

Narrative

The Idols’ Hill might be the cult site of the impressive Vecpils Hillfort nearby. Nowadays nothing reminds of the ancient sacred site. Various places on the hill feature a view to the surroundings and the valley of the 18 km long Lāņupe River.

Attraction
Good
Availability
Easily accessible. There is an information sign on the side of the Vecpils road from which the hill is visible. The top of the hill can be reached along the road which leads to the red bell tower of the brick chapel.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
There have been no facilitation and maintenance works performed within the territory. There is the brown information sign.
Local info
There is no information stand on site
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
Municipal property
Comments
The Idols’ Hill looks particularly nice in early spring when trees have not turned green yet and anemones blossom in the old cemetery.

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