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All reviews wooden steps nice view franciscan friars worth the climb old town great panorama gediminas tower steep walk nice walk worth the effort sunny day vilnius city neris river cathedral square monument path trek
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to climb the Hill of the Three Crosses, where a monument with three crosses was built upon. Legend says that seven Franciscan friars were murder on the spot and wooden crosses were built after to commemorate the event. Nowadays a beautiful panorama over...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Climbed up this hill after visiting the tower of the castle. I have to say that the views from this vantage point were far superior. Would highly recommend making the climb to this hill - it’s not very strenuous and only takes about 20 minutes

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bg1055
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very cold January and I could feel my feet getting cold, so a brisk walk up to the Three Crosses was an excellent choice. It's mostly stepped which can be slippery when icy. The view is spectacular over Vilnius. I was blessed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruaridh_williams
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The Hill of Three Crosses overlooks the old town and is visible from all round. Previous crosses on the same hill were pulled down during repression. They are in a moderate state of disrepair now. You can get to the top by foot or partway...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank martymouse
Reviewed January 11, 2019

The hill of three crosses is located right on the hill next to the Gediminas castle and just like its neighboor, offers a great view upon the old town of Vilnius. It's an about 15 minute walk from the cathedral square and doesn't require particular...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hthehoneybadger
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We accidentally found out about that place. After New year's eve, it was not much crowded. You can have a wide view of Vilnius and also see the TV tower. It's a highlight of everyone's trip to Vilnius. The monument itself is also interesting because...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susy39
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

The three crosses is located in a park not far from the Gediminas castle. three crosses on this hill in the city center are thought to have been erected in the 17th century by Franciscan monks, to pay tribute to fellow monks that were murdered....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Irene B
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Walk up to the hill via forest paths. At the top you get a great view of the city below. Worth the effort

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen90
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Definitely recommend going there, the view over Vilnius is stunning. And it's a nice walk through a small forest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Icaap
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The hill is located literally "at the side" of the Old Town and it takes no more than half an hour of walk to get there (it is uphill but all these "climbing" descriptions you can find here are greatly exaggerated, whatever route you take)....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cato1111
January 7, 2019|
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Response from kpoupazis | Reviewed this property |
Depends where are your starting point . Basically average is 10-20 minutes always depending the distance and how fit you are
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Curious70573
November 3, 2018|
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Response from greent | Reviewed this property |
I walked up thru the Bernardine gardens but it was a slog climbing all the wooden steps. Walked down bringing us out at the Neris river above the bridge and the Old Arsenal. This I think would be a better way to walk up... More
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