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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