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Hill of Three Crosses

Vilnius, Lithuania
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Ranked #22 of 99 Attractions in Vilnius
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Three crosses hill is a monumental place to memorize the complicated baptism period in Lithuania. The history says, that there were seven Franciscans who were murdered by pagans in the absence of the great Duke Algirdas. It is said, that the Franciscans were tied to the crosses and dropped down from the hill to the river by saying: "swim with... More

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Vercelli, Italy
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nice place to visit on a sunny day, and a nice place to have a walk over the hill, which is actually rather steep, but while on the top offers a great view on the old town, a sunny day is better

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Eureka, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Overwhelming experience. Big story. This is hard to imagine without seeing it. Even my photos pale compared to the over 100,000 crosses placed on the hill.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The reason we returned to Lithuania having not seen them our first trip. This is the most sacred site in Lithuania- and it is an awe inspiring and very moving site. Listed as 200,000 crosses it looked much more- the hill is covered in crosses great and small with pathways between them. Around the hill and reaching on either side... More

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penang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Nice panoramic view from top. But before that make sure you are fit enough to climb/ walk within this wooden stairs to up.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took a taxi uphill as it is a strenuous climb for people with walking problems. The taxi cannot take you all the way up there. A minor climb and a staircase lead up the the view point under the three crosses. We had good weather which made the view even more enjoyable. The good thing about this vantage point... More

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Riga, Latvia
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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful and majestic place. But we could't find a civil path to this place. There was one path with lng stairs that seemed to be not in good condition, seemed dangerous. Therefore decided no to go closer.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellent views of Vilnius, all around. Set amongst a park, very lush and green. The climg up there is worthwhile, although you might arrive breathless!

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Another hill with crosses on it. If you are excited by such things. Europe is full of churches and crosses, only special if you are moved by this.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If like us you like to walk off the beaten track then take the lower path. It's a bit of a rough path way up to the Hill of the Three Crosses - but you can instead cross the bridge on T. Kosciuškos gatvė 4 and first right turn will be an easy road up to the hill. We found... More

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