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Hill of Three Crosses, Vilnius: 20 reviews and 32 photos

  The Three Crosses
by Carletto76

Climbing up Gediminas hill you can have a look at the Hill of Three Crosses; it is a memorial place to remember the torture seven Franciscan monks were by the pagans.
When the Grand Duke Algirdas was absent, some pagans tied the monks up the hill and threw them down to the river Vilnele saying: ‘Swim with the idol you order us to worship’. Since that day the hill was named "of the Three Crosses" as three crosses were erected there to commemorate the sad event.

Directions: Don't know how to get there, but you can see the crosses climbing up Gediminas hill
Phone: +370 41 370860
Website: http://www.hillofcrosses.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 29, 2004
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