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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. 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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  • Such an enjoyable stroll. We ventured toward the hill after we were finished at Gediminas Tower and we thought that view was spectacular until we reached the three crosses and the view that presented....  more
    Such an enjoyable stroll. We ventured toward the hill after we were finished at Gediminas Tower and we thought that view was spectacular until we reached the three crosses and the view that presented....  more »
  • For me, what was the most striking feature about the Hill of Three Crosses was not so much the crosses or the panoramic view of Vilnius from the crosses. What made it memorable for me was the... 
    For me, what was the most striking feature about the Hill of Three Crosses was not so much the crosses or the panoramic view of Vilnius from the crosses. What made it memorable for me was the...  more »
  • We stopped here on the way from Riga to Vilnius expecting to see a hill with a few crosses but were amazed to find that there in fact more than 100,000 crosses and more are being added as we write... 
    We stopped here on the way from Riga to Vilnius expecting to see a hill with a few crosses but were amazed to find that there in fact more than 100,000 crosses and more are being added as we write...  more »
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  • One of the most predominant locations in Vilnius, the Three Crosses Monument besides its historical nature, offers a great panoramic view over the city. You can choose to hike up or walk up a very well maintained stairway. Grab a snack and a coffee with you and relax with the city view.
  • A little demanding for aged people since need to take over 300 steps to the top, (don't worth it is pretty Safe and there are chairs for rest) but it definitely worth it. When I go in sept 2022, all direction sign is blank but it is not difficult to find the way. Another point to notice is that the path on the left side of the river is more easy to walk than the right size.
  • nice viewpoint. free to enter. just expect a steep climb. good they got a resting spot during the climb. worth the visit.
  • We choosed the new stairs they've build. They are doing alot of constructions around the area, but it was nice to walk up. They have also made a few places where you can sit down and take a breath when you walk up the stairs. It's not so many signs showing where to go, and there's no places to buy drinks so I would recomend you to having a bottle of water or something else to drink as you walk up the stairs. The view was perfect, and as a tourist I liked the view alot. 😊
  • I thought it would be more difficult to getcto the top of the hill of three crosses monument, but to be honest is closer than what you think. And also you could choose the natural pathway into the greens instead of the principle road for a little taste of adventure and nature touch. I found interesting Land-art there as well. From the monument you have a good view of the city from above. Definitely worths the effort. 👍🏻

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