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Hill of Three Crosses, Vilnius

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Excellent views. If you compare the views from the tower and crosses, the view from the tower is better because you can see more and closer. A view from the crosses is limited the mountain on which they are located. So if no choice to go to both places-better to go only to the Tower on the mountain, but these crosses look from afar. But the better course to visit and there and there.
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  • A little bit of walk with more than 500steps, but it is worth it! Great view of the city, even the Gediminas Tower. 
  • Two variants of the lift. By road or from the River on a trail with a dilapidated wooden steps. In both cases, you will come to the site with crosses and ... ask yourself, why were scrambling?
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