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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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  • You will need to climb on foot on the wooden stairs, but it was worth it. Beautiful views of the old town and Castle Mountain
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  • Well worth a walk through the garden of Bernardini to reach a hill where are placed and to admire the city sky line
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  • We hiked up the hill in winter and the stairs vere slippery so you have to be careful. The view from the hill is worth the hike because you can see all over Vilnius. Does not take to long to hike up t...  more »