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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  • Beautiful place to visit and spend some time. Great walk from the parking area. Photos are fantastic from the height of the location. Don't miss this while in Vilnius!! 
    Beautiful place to visit and spend some time. Great walk from the parking area. Photos are fantastic from the height of the location. Don't miss this while in Vilnius!!  more »
  • If you struggle walking or if the funicular isn't working then the walk may be a challenge for some but if you are able it is definitely worth every step because the view from the top is worth the... 
    If you struggle walking or if the funicular isn't working then the walk may be a challenge for some but if you are able it is definitely worth every step because the view from the top is worth the...  more »
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  • Great tower and once part of a very large fortified defence system that covered the entire beautiful old town of Vilnius. Stunning views from the tower and there is a half decent museum inside. €6 entry fees.
  • What an amazing piece of history to have been able to visit. It's quite the walk heading up there so have your walking shoes on. Breathtaking views on the observation deck on top of the Castle. You have to check this place out if you ever visit Vilnius.

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