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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 can read some historical fact on the way to the top. This may be the highest place on the city, so you should go there and take a look around on the places which you have already visited. Must see...  more »
  • Visited on the advice of friends. Want to see night Vilnius from height and we prihali to the parking lot after sunset. Further, it was necessary to walk up to three crosses, beautifully illuminated at night. Impressions from the contemplation of the city at night were lower than expected. Much more interesting to contemplate the day town with Castle Hill, overlooking the 360°. And here in the afternoon will be more appealing review.
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  • This hill is very popular by local and also by tourists. The families and also the tourists are comming here for enjoying beautiful view and great sunrise. It is very nice for calm evening spend with ...  more »