Gediminas Castle Tower, Vilnius

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Perched atop a hill on the site of a medieval castle, Gediminas Castle Tower today offers both sweeping views of Vilnius and represents one of the city's (and the country's) most enduring symbols. Originally a part of a 15th-century brick fortress, the tower's current iteration is the result of a reconstruction in 1930. Wander the path from the base of the hill to the tower and be rewarded with panoramic views of Vilnius' old and new areas, as well as the surrounding hills. Climb to the top of the structure for completely unobstructed views. Be sure to take a look at the small archaeological and historical exhibitions within, detailing the origins and history of the tower, as well as Lithuania's split from the Soviet Union in 1990. Using our world travel planner, Vilnius attractions like Gediminas Castle Tower can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went here on our day in the City. Some great views of the city from the top. We walked up which was hard in places. We had intended to take the funicular up but it was out of order on the day of... 
    We went here on our day in the City. Some great views of the city from the top. We walked up which was hard in places. We had intended to take the funicular up but it was out of order on the day of...  more »
  • We walked up to the castle which was quite hard and slippy. In hindsight I think I would have used the funicular. The building is beautiful with amazing sights from different points along the wall.....  more
    We walked up to the castle which was quite hard and slippy. In hindsight I think I would have used the funicular. The building is beautiful with amazing sights from different points along the wall.....  more »
  • You can walk up to the top of the hill for free. You only need to pay to enter the tower. The view from the tower and the exhibits inside the tower are definitely worth buying a ticket for. I... 
    You can walk up to the top of the hill for free. You only need to pay to enter the tower. The view from the tower and the exhibits inside the tower are definitely worth buying a ticket for. I...  more »
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  • Nice place to see great view of old and new town. Depends on the weather of course, but can be really windy up there. Again, nice view, but that's it. Nothing else to see/check/discover.
  • We were on a snowy day of minus 8 degrees. Getting up in such a cold is not physically simple - certainly for a person living in a hot country. Reaching the top reveals an amazing view of the entire painted city. We decided not to enter the museum and the cable car did not work either.
  • Must-see in Vilnius. Easy to visit, low price if you want to skip climbing on your own and want elevator to lift you ( only 1 Eur one side). Beautiful landscapes, ancient buildings, great atmosphere - keywords about this place.
  • Well preserved tower on the hill from where you can have an enchanting view of the palace and the city.
  • Pretty tiny for a tower. 😀 Epic view of the city though (recommend going at sunset)! 🌇

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