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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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  • Because the Gedeminas tower was closed, we decided to climb up to the 3 crosses to get a view of the city. Getting up, despite the ice was fine, however getting back down proved to be more challenging...  more »
  • Whether you want to have comparatively long and uphill walk – it is for you! And it worth! You will have the best view on Vilnius, including you could have from the Gediminas Tower, since here you are...  more »
  • We visited during February which made the walk up to the Three Crosses a little treacherous, but the view was definitely worth it!