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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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  • This is a central point of Vilnius and gives lovely views over the city, so well worth the visit. The only thing I'd say, it's got a spiral staircase which might not suit some. It's short, but the... 
    This is a central point of Vilnius and gives lovely views over the city, so well worth the visit. The only thing I'd say, it's got a spiral staircase which might not suit some. It's short, but the...  more »
  • The funicular was closed when we visited so we walked up in the freezing cold and snow and were the only two people up there! Worth it for the views across the city in all directions - and free! 
    The funicular was closed when we visited so we walked up in the freezing cold and snow and were the only two people up there! Worth it for the views across the city in all directions - and free!  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit and spend some time. Great walk from the parking area. Photos are fantastic from the height of the location. Don't miss this while in Vilnius!! 
    Beautiful place to visit and spend some time. Great walk from the parking area. Photos are fantastic from the height of the location. Don't miss this while in Vilnius!!  more »
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  • Great tower and once part of a very large fortified defence system that covered the entire beautiful old town of Vilnius. Stunning views from the tower and there is a half decent museum inside. €6 entry fees.
  • What an amazing piece of history to have been able to visit. It's quite the walk heading up there so have your walking shoes on. Breathtaking views on the observation deck on top of the Castle. You have to check this place out if you ever visit Vilnius.
  • Amazing. Symbol of the city with great history. Beautiful panoramas of city. Good vibes and atmosphere. You can go here by funicular or by walk.
  • 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.
  • It's a very nice tower, overlooking the city. You come here for the view. It is nice inside the tower, but naturally as you can see, you're not going to spend a lot of time in the tower. You can stand on the top though, which is super cool. It's what you'd expect it to be.

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