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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  • There are several ways up to the top for a great view of Vilnius.There is a paved road, but also wooden steps and makeshift trails which are eroding and require some caution. I like to go up the woode...  more »
  • On jogging run initially by the Park is across the bridge and on the wooden stairs upstairs, upstairs you can see City, back-on the other hand along a paved walkway from this side the ascent is not so is abrupt than if you go upstairs, so choose
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  • It seems a long walk, but it isn't and the rewards are worth it, great views of the city. We went in snow and the path back was hazardous, The Crosses are a little tatty close up but they have an inte...  more »
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  • Needs a little work done and some landscaping would be nice. Good view of the city.
  • Good view of Vilnus from here. But condition of monument is not best. Also, wooden steps leading to monument are in poor condition, some are missing. It will be hard to get there for seniors.
  • Beautiful hill where you can a have a beautiful view. Historical place that you can't miss if you are in town. 5 stars
  • Excellent views of Vilnius from 3 cross hill. There are 3-4 ways to get up to the hill and you can even drive up very close to the hill. In the car park there are toilets (portaloos). If you take the stairs up or down, be careful because some of the stairs have a bigger gap and they are in not a very good condition especially when its wet or snowy. Be cautious. Otherwise, it s lovely walk up for the views. Its never very crowded so you can take your take your time soaking in the views and the sun (weather permitting).
  • Great view from here. Totally worth going up here

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