Places to visit

Crosses were built in the past mainly at crossroads, in order to help the passers-by decide in which direction to go, and also to allow them to express gratitude for having safely passed the previous section of the road, and that became the basis for the expression “ways of the cross”. Another typical location where you can find crosses are places of former churches or cemeteries, or places associated with miraculous healing and apparitions. The more significant crosses were later replaced by chapels or churches. Nowadays, crosses are also built at attractive locations, particularly locations with a view, and also locations which are visited by communities of believers going on pilgrimages. Whatever our motivation to visit a cross may be, it will usually involve a nice walk in an equally nice environment.