Gediminas Castle Tower, Vilnius

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Perched atop a hill on the site of a medieval castle, Gediminas Castle Tower today offers both sweeping views of Vilnius and represents one of the city's (and the country's) most enduring symbols. Originally a part of a 15th-century brick fortress, the tower's current iteration is the result of a reconstruction in 1930. Wander the path from the base of the hill to the tower and be rewarded with panoramic views of Vilnius' old and new areas, as well as the surrounding hills. Climb to the top of the structure for completely unobstructed views. Be sure to take a look at the small archaeological and historical exhibitions within, detailing the origins and history of the tower, as well as Lithuania's split from the Soviet Union in 1990. Using our world travel planner, Vilnius attractions like Gediminas Castle Tower can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You must go up a steep cobblestone walk, or you can take a cable car ( 1 euro each direction ). You may walk around for free, but there is a charge to enter the castle building. The views from the... 
    You must go up a steep cobblestone walk, or you can take a cable car ( 1 euro each direction ). You may walk around for free, but there is a charge to enter the castle building. The views from the...  more »
  • Highlight was the 2 Euro return funicular ride up the hill . Not much to see at the top apart from some scaffolding and building works Not so great view over the city . Very slippy due to lack of... 
    Highlight was the 2 Euro return funicular ride up the hill . Not much to see at the top apart from some scaffolding and building works Not so great view over the city . Very slippy due to lack of...  more »
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  • Nice place to see great view of old and new town. Depends on the weather of course, but can be really windy up there. Again, nice view, but that's it. Nothing else to see/check/discover.
  • I mean talk about a vantage point. This place is a beautiful Lithuanian monument. The history and the beauty amalgamated it's worth a climb. There is also a lift to take you up the hill where you can see the whole of Vilnius city. Must visit when in Lithuania.

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