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Reviewed yesterday

The Gediminas Tower is a medieval tower but was destroyed during the Russian occupation of 1655-61. The tower was reconstructed in 1933 by the Polish government that ruled Vilnius between the two World Wars. The tower is a national symbol today. There is a modest museum inside. Clearly the main attraction here is the great view over the city.

Thank zug55
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a little time to myself one afternoon and decided to check out Gediminas Tower as it sits predominately downtown with killer views. After hiking up the steep hill via the stony road in the blowing cold rain I was ready for some Lithuanian history! Paid the 5 Euro fee and was in. The tower itself has some cool medevil artifacts and in limited English but the via from the top was worth it! 360 degree view of the city was just awesome even with the overcast sky. Just be careful if you decide the climb the stony road, in the rain and probably the snow it can be very slippery on the way down.

Thank MMA1989
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's correct that this isn't an easy place to access, you need sturdy boots and the ability to negotiate some very wonky cobblestones but once you've made it to the top it's worth it! There is a funiculaire but it wasn't working when we were there and it appears it hasn't for while so sadly this is not somewhere with any disability access at all. There's a lot of renovation work going on at the moment and it appears there may be another path but that was inaccessible due to building work.
However, once at the top the views are incredible - you can see clearly over the Old Town as well as across the river to the financial district.
But you need to go into the tower to get the real story behind it. First floor you pay and there's a few images and cannonballs - then there's a very steep spiral staircase (as befitting to a castle tower!) where you can go right up to the top and outside, and the views get even better!! It was an overcast drizzly day when we went but we still saw for miles. On the way down we stopped at the other two floors to read the many stories, the best room was where they have a running loop of imagery projected around the room showing the history of the tower and castle with some very atmospheric music!! So worth a visit!

Thank naomi-a
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Reviewed 1 week ago

when you manage to reach the tower, do pay for going up (2 Euro if you are a senior). the view from the top covers the whole city

Thank hogsted
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to hike up to the tower, and it's quite tiring, but it's worth it, because the view from inside the tower is amazing.. The information inside the tower is a bit minimum, but that's fine because I was looking for the views anyway.

Thank Victoria F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If the St John’s Church tower is open (May to October), then I would go up that for better views of Vilnius rather than the Gediminus Tower, especially if the funicular is not in operation.
For €5 you get entrance to the tower where there is an exhibition on a few of the floors, and to the viewing platform at the top. The exhibition is interesting enough, but that’s about it!
The funicular was closed the day I visited and I had to walk up a steep cobbled pathway which would not be at all suitable for those with any mobility issues.

Thank fenlaDublin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice walk up to the tower but estch out on snowy and freezibg days since it could be difficult to go there then. A nice vue over the city and a sunny day is the perfect day to go up here. Nice surrondings with the gardens etc.

Thank Globalwomen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The funicular was closed the day we chose to visit and we had to use the alternative - a walk up a steep and winding cobbled path where the stones were very slippery. On a cold day the warmth inside the tower was however very welcome. There was a 5 euro entrance fee (two euros for seniors) and there was an interesting reminder of the Soviet job creation ethic with a guide poised on the stairwell to point out our way to the next floor. The audio visual displays were clever but threw little light on any real sense of history, but the static exhibits (suits of armour etc) were interesting. The other staircase took you on a steep to climb to the top of the tower where there were great views across the city - a bit more in the way of interpretation would have been helpful. Overall it was worth the effort but falls short of being unmissable.

Thank Impavid574
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is the place when Lithuania got freedom on 1990 the first flag on rise high up in the sky was on this town, which showed the world that Lithuania got the freedom & is a free country again.

Thank francis l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only saw the tower from the ground as we were told it was closed, but on a beautiful day it’s a great photo opportunity, hopefully in the future it will be safe from the hill slipping away.

Thank Linda J
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