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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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  • The place is outside the Old Town but not the long walk (20min). It has one of the best panoramic views of the Old Town.  more »
  • To reach the three crosses it is required to walk for a while (from the main streets of the city). But the view from above, more than the monument itself, it is completely worth it.  more »
  • We were there with couple of friends, just chilling and having good time. It is really beutiful view on the city centre of Vilnius.  more »
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  • Amazing view but to get there from river side is not very easy. Few times thought that I need to go to gym. But at the end of the road an incredible sightseeing. There is one more easy road to the top from other side of the hill.
  • Fantastic views across Lithuania. But of a trek up the stairs but not too bad once you're up there. Wish there were more benches to sit and enjoy the view
  • So many different trails you could walk through. The view at the top is wonderful. Full of tourists, too. :)
  • It takes a little bit effort to get on top (about 15 mins), but it's worth it - best scenary of Vilnius. There are several tracks to the top, recommended to start with the stairs (access through Bernardinai garden) and then after - go down towards Summer stage (you should see it, there is parking also).
  • It is a bit of a walk but you get a nice view. There's not much else up there though.