Hill of Three Crosses, Vilnius

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Mountain · Nature / Park
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. Plan to visit Hill of Three Crosses and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vilnius attractions using our Vilnius driving holiday planning app.
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  • The hike up is moderately difficult due to the steps but the view is well worth it. The crosses are nice to see but the view of the city are spectacular.  more »
  • Really nice I am glad that there are stairs going up there so you do not need to worry about going down the steep path and slipping. Thanks to Vilnius for this! Grab a bottle of water so you can...  more »
  • The view from the top of the hill is impressive. It's worth the hike up the steps to see it and get the scope of the Old Town. Panoramic and high, those with poor health or legs might not make it up.....  more »
  • A must do in Vilnius. Even aside from the Christian and historic significance of this site, there is an unparalleled view of the old town. The hike to the top may not be easy for some. Everyone should be careful not to slip on the odd wobbly step.
  • A historical location which is well worth the walk. There around 100 wooden steps to reach the base of the monument so this may be something to note. Perhaps worth vising at sunset as there are great panoramic views of the city and the crosses are lit in the evening.
  • A very nice Vilnius view from the hill. Recommended to visit everyone. You can visit day time or night time, because they have lights here
  • Incredible view of the city! What is best is you can also see the Gediminas Castle Tower from there, which is concidered the main landmark of Vilnius. It is also a great historic place: once you find out it's history it makes even more special. You'd have to walk up the hill to get there, obviously, but it's worth it.
  • Just a little hike up. Perfect for a good view of the city. Good time to get up there for sunset.

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