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Hill of Three Crosses, Vilnius
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According to local legend, Hill of Three Crosses sits on the site of a medieval chapel, although its significance today stems from its vantage point over Vilnius and its role as a symbol of hope and spirituality in Lithuania. Originally constructed in 1916 to replace previous wooden crosses, the concrete structure was destroyed by Soviet authorities in 1950. Its renewal in 1989 brought new meaning to the hill, which offers a sweeping view of the city. Climb to the top via wooden steps and pathways to the park and network of trails at the summit, where you'll grasp just how large the crosses are. In addition to the view, you'll get a chance to see a piece of the previous, destroyed crosses on display. Keep in mind that the route up the hill is quite steep, and therefore those with mobility issues should proceed with caution. Add Hill of Three Crosses and other attractions to your Vilnius trip itinerary using our Vilnius travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you want to have the best views of Vilnius, you must climb the Hill of three crosses. Is climbing through a nice ride and finally raise some 250 steps, but is climbing well. The views of all the city deserve the penalty
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  • On "three crosses" mountain can be climbed for the sake of trips. Yes, there is an observation deck, but as already correctly wrote, for the sake of better species prefer neighbouring Chateau where and climb easier. What else is known mountain "three crosses"? Here's the most crosses, which were first installed here in the 17-th century in memory of the dead priests-Franciscans, but not survived to the present day. What we see today is the product of a new, 1989. In general we can recommend voshozhdnie in good weather.
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  • The beautiful panorama of Vilnius, both the old town and a new part of the European metropolis. It is true that, in order to get there you have to put in a little effort, but it's certainly worth it. Views of an unforgettable:)
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