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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  • The beautiful view of the mountain and crosses opens from the neighboring Castle Hill, and since there is nothing on this mountain except crosses and the park, you can not waste time on the ascent, but will limit the sightseeing from the observation deck of the castle.
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  • If you are not a participant of an organized excursion (those arriving at the top by bus)-and so it is worth to get off! The most beautiful panorama of the city, even the TV tower is less charming.
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  • It's a beautiful place to visit to see the old city but it's a hike to go there. And if season is not right it can be tough journey. In the end I suggest this place to look around.
  • Very nice place to visit. Its easy to go there by the river and then through the park. Sidewalk during the winter was not cleaned so it was full of ice and easy to fall down. From the top of small hill you can see downtown and castle. Nice viewpoint. Recommended.
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