Hill of Three Crosses
Hill of Three Crosses
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  • Livinit.lovinit
    Berlin, Germany587 contributions
    Interesting Monument
    Really interesting monument with a long, interesting history. Also some great views when your at the top! Please make sure though when your up there that your not climbing (or your kids) on the monument. A few people were and it’s not ok. This monument means a lot to many people. There are a fair bit of stairs but it’s not to bad
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 11, 2023
  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia885 contributions
    Panoramic monument
    Walked up the hill to the monument which provided a good view of a large section of Vilnius. The steps to the top are crumbling but easily negotiable. Works are currently underway to make it more accessible. It is free to visit. If you have a vehicle you can park half way up the hill.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 4, 2023
  • Go Vilnius
    Vilnius, Lithuania85 contributions
    Hill of Three Crosses
    Standing atop the hill that bears its name, the Three Crosses memorial consists of three white reinforced concrete crosses that are visible from afar. This 12-metre tall monument has become a symbol of national identity, but the crosses themselves are often illuminated in different colours to commemorate special events for Lithuania and the world. So whenever you can see the monument while walking around the city after dark, take a look to see if it’s lit up in special colours.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Bea
    703 contributions
    Hill of Three Crosses and amazing view
    Via a wooden staircase you can reach spectacular three white crosses up the hill. The original crosses from the 17th century were destroyed by the Soviet oppressors. From the hill you have a spectacular view over the whole city of Vilnius.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 13, 2023
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Gary W
Richmond, Australia885 contributions
May 2023
Walked up the hill to the monument which provided a good view of a large section of Vilnius. The steps to the top are crumbling but easily negotiable. Works are currently underway to make it more accessible. It is free to visit. If you have a vehicle you can park half way up the hill.
Written May 4, 2023
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Really nice I am glad that there are stairs going up there so you do not need to worry about going down the steep path and slipping. Thanks to Vilnius for this! Grab a bottle of water so you can drink when you're done going up. It is fast but can make you tired. Nice views from above!
Written October 10, 2021
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Bea
703 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Via a wooden staircase you can reach spectacular three white crosses up the hill. The original crosses from the 17th century were destroyed by the Soviet oppressors. From the hill you have a spectacular view over the whole city of Vilnius.
Written December 14, 2023
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Livinit.lovinit
Berlin, Germany587 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Really interesting monument with a long, interesting history. Also some great views when your at the top! Please make sure though when your up there that your not climbing (or your kids) on the monument. A few people were and it’s not ok. This monument means a lot to many people.

There are a fair bit of stairs but it’s not to bad
Written April 11, 2023
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Leigh K
London, UK36 contributions
The Hill Of Three Crosses is easy walking distance from the Cathedral Square and Gedimino Prospekt. The crosses are fascinating because of the story behind them... however not quite as spectacular as I was expecting. We found the crosses quite difficult to find (perhaps this was because we cannot read Lithuanian) but once you find them you are rewarded with spectaular views over Vilnius. It is definatly worth the climb up the hill. To find the crosses follow the paths to the right hand side when you get to the stadium?/ampitheather? (not sure exactly what it was) which is half way up the hill. Don't go to the left hand side like we did or you will get quite lost!
Written January 13, 2005
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acorna
Vilnius, Lithuania4,465 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is one of the best viewpoints to get Vilnius city panorama. Additionally the story of the three crosses is interesting but that one one can find in all guides. And actually there are two ways to reach the hilltop: the strenuous one, from the side of Vilnia river, by negotiating quite a number of wooden steps (no rails!) and the more relaxed one, from the side of Neris river and T. Kosciuskos Str. where you can even come by car and leave it in a parking lot. When already there, note also the remnants of the original crosses which were demolished by the Soviets in 1950. And another thing: when you will be standing there, on the top, there are other hills there, now overgrown with trees, but they were once important parts of the city or famous historical figures were buried there, such as the founder of Vilnius city, Grand Duke Gediminas or Hungarian nobleman and army commander Gáspár Bekes, ally of king Stephen Báthory. None of these graves survived to present and access to the large part of the hills is not open because of on-going archaeological excavations.
Written July 25, 2018
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Starla S
United States320 contributions
Nov 2019
Walked up to the Hill of Three Crosses on a clear morning. Used the stairs instead of the easier pavement. It was worth the extra effort. The view was gorgeous.
Written December 16, 2019
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PatMurff
Ballymoney, UK602 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This hill with it's three crosses dominates the skyline over Vilnius. Legend has it that it is the site of the beheading of seven Franciscan friars way back. There have been crosses here to mark the spot since the early part of the seventeenth century and perhaps even earlier.
The crosses have several times been removed, most recently under the orders of the Soviet authorities, but have always been replaced by the locals.
The walk to the crosses is stunning if rather taxing. It starts pleasantly along the river bank but then heads steeply uphill. Be warned there are many steps and being wooden some are not in the best of condition. The steps can be slippery if it has been raining.
The view from the top makes the climb worthwhile and if you are physically up to it it is worth doing. There are places to stand off the steps and take a rest so it doesn't need to be an endurance test!
Written November 9, 2018
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Bijou177
New York City, NY91 contributions
Mar 2017 • Business
Getting up here was more challenging than I anticipated - I did not wear proper shoes as I did not realize it would be a mini hike! But once you make it up the hill, the views are outstanding. I was here for sunset and it was 30 minutes of pure beauty watching the colors of the sky and seeing the light hit the many, many spires that make up the skyline of Vilnius. Highly recommend.
Written April 4, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,655 contributions
Jun 2010
Between the Upper Castle area and the Hill of Three Crosses there is a very nice natural park, offering some solitude and quiet from the city life of Vilnius. You can cover some distance here in some lightly wooded park area with few people crossing your path. You can cross the river onward to the Hill of Three Crosses or just stroll along its path back to the city area near the Bernardine Church and the Church of St. Anne.

This area offers a very nice break from the city street walking and church viewing in Vilnius. It is well worth your time for an afternoon break, particularly if you are visiting Vilnius during the summer during its long sunny days.
Written May 20, 2011
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