Caravaca de la Cruz Cross

On the road to the Šiluva church (from the Tytuvėnai side) you will find a double-armed cross, also called the cross of Caravaca de la Cruz. The name is derived from the town of Caravaca in Spain. It is believed that God protects the area where such a cross stands from great calamities – plague, epidemics, other contagious diseases, or storms. Believing in God’s grace and protection, such crosses were usually erected on roadsides, crossroads, heights, churchyards or near homesteads. The author of the cross is woodcarver and sculptor Adolfas Teresius.