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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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  • a nice ride to see the site, the descent leads to the park behind the Church St Anne, a sacred descent and attention to the markets broken, y' has a package. The site offers a great view of the city, but is also historical and religious.
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  • Getting up here was more challenging than I anticipated - I did not wear proper shoes as I did not realize it would be a mini hike! But once you make it up the hill, the views are outstanding. I was h...  more »
  • Nice place. You can get there from the City Park by making a beautiful wooden staircase. Beware that some steps are broken. If the weather permits you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city. It costs nothing but a bit of a pain. We were lucky and got even a little sun. I recommend it.
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  • Amazing view but to get there from river side is not very easy. Few times thought that I need to go to gym. But at the end of the road an incredible sightseeing. There is one more easy road to the top from other side of the hill.
  • Fantastic views across Lithuania. But of a trek up the stairs but not too bad once you're up there. Wish there were more benches to sit and enjoy the view
  • So many different trails you could walk through. The view at the top is wonderful. Full of tourists, too. :)
  • It takes a little bit effort to get on top (about 15 mins), but it's worth it - best scenary of Vilnius. There are several tracks to the top, recommended to start with the stairs (access through Bernardinai garden) and then after - go down towards Summer stage (you should see it, there is parking also).
  • It is a bit of a walk but you get a nice view. There's not much else up there though.