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Welcome to Hill of the Three Crosses

Hill of the Three Crosses

Near the Gediminas Castle in the Old City stands a hill topped with a trio of crosses, originally erected in the 17th century in memory of seven Franciscan monks who were crucified and thrown into the Vilnia River. The crosses were destroyed by the Soviet regime, but restored in 1989 to mark Lithuanian independence as a symbol of faith and national identity. There is an excellent view from the site, and pleasant walks on the wooded hillside.

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Lithuanian is the official language, but Russian and English are widely spoken.

The official currency is the Litas (LTL), which is linked to the euro at a fixed rate of 3.4528 Lt to EUR1. ATMs are found in Vilnius on the Cirrus and Visa networks, but are rare in smaller towns. Most retailers, hotels, restaurants and the like accept credit cards, and banks and hotels will cash travellers cheques.

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