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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  • I highly recommend a visit to the Hill of Three Crosses. We did the walk for sunset and the view is beautiful. A definite must when you're in Vilnius!  more »
  • The Hill is definitely worth visiting despite walk is by no means simple, aided by bad weather and not very comfortable shoes we traversed a path that ran along the road to get there but it was worth it once you see the skyline
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  • Due to the fact that rose from the side of the mountain Gedemina, met another towards the Valley of Songs (Valley pesen). Cool the Amphitheater with excellent views of the city. Climbing the mountain look spectacular, even in spite of the fact that it was foggy. After mount Gedemina defined there steeper:) Connoisseurs of English read the plaques that briefly tell the story of hills (the Hill of three crosses only one of many). The rise is certainly not easy, but the view is worth it. Be sure to come back here in the summer to see the sunset. Coming down the stairs already on the other side of the Vilnia Bernardine Park. It was scary, because there is no railing.
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  • It was difficult to visit this site when it was snowy by foot. However, the nightview from the top was so amazing especially during Christmas. Also, the way to and from the site was covered beautiful snow though it was so cold. Just go with your friends if you are thinking of visiting in the winter evening. It was so dark, there were few people.
  • A very nice seeing from the top of the hill above Vilnius. The climbing is not so hard (around 150 stairs) in the beautiful park near this monument. Absolutely to see if you are in Vilnius.
  • Great view of the old city. It requires some effort to climb this (for 15mins), the stairs are not in very good condition but you can easily step over it. Totally worth it
  • Love view! I would suggest to climb from the side of the main road, it is much easier and faster
  • Great views over the city. The walk wasn’t too bad and well worth it.

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