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Gediminas Tower, Vilnius

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Perched atop a hill on the site of a medieval castle, Gediminas 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. A visit to Gediminas Tower represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Vilnius tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wonderful panorama)) very good walking)) around the upper Castle is a lot of Greens) track cleaner) are all great
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  • It was so beautiful before when trees was there and now they jest shave it off whole hill no more trees ;((( .  more »
  • Good view from the top of tower but not worth paid money. The view from the hill almost the same....  more »
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  • A nice hike if one does not take the funicular! There is no need, unless there is a condition preventing a steep hike. Beautiful view of Vilnius, though I personally did not go inside the castle, nor to the top of the castle itself. I got a few cool pictures, until someone yelled at me to get down! Otherwise, it was a nice, iconic, touristy view of the city.
  • Very nice view from all sides) entrance in tower 5€, many people just walk around. Hight of tower 25m, view same. If U want "feel past" maybe it will be usefull spent money)) elivator was not work (1 kids and 2 euro), 2 ways up/down by feet. I used both, for different, but it was not so big dif...))
  • Most interesting is the observing deck on top of building, otherwise the exhibition is pretty small - and they don't tell you this at entrance. So be sure to go to the top! The circular ladder to the top is pretty narrow and steep, be carefull.
  • The #1 thing to do in Vilnus: climb the Gediminas tower at sunset and enjoy the view.
  • Gedimas hill have good views. Entrance fee for that little tower is quite expensive 4 euros! If you climbing up to hill take with you water( or beer) because you cannot buy it anywhere nearby