Three Crosses is a monument in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is located on top of a hill that overlooks the city. The monument is said to have existed since the 17th century when wooden crosses were placed on the hill after the supposed beheading of seven Franciscan friars. The wooden crosses frequently rotted so they were replaced by a concrete monument in the early 20th century that monument was destroyed by Soviet forces in the 1950s. The three crosses monument was rebuilt in the 1990s to the designs of Henrikas Silgalis. The views from the monument over the city are popular with visitors.
The monument is around a 15-minute uphill walk from the city centre. You can get the 2, 4, 10 and 20 buses to the bottom of the hill the monument is situated on.
Opening Times and Admission
The monument is free to visit at any hour of any day.