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The Hill of Three Crosses

A gleaming white monument in Vilnius marks the site of the former Crooked Castle. That was a sprawling wooden structure and was destroyed in the siege by the forces of the Teutonic Order and Vytautas the Great in 1390 [...]

Island Castle of Trakai

The castle, built on an island in Lake Galvė, is a unique Gothic defensive complex, able to be reached only by bridge, and which was never overtaken by enemies [...]

The Trakai Peninsula Castle

Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis (1345-1377 & 1381-11382) begin building the Trakai Peninsula Castle in the mid-14th century. The first castle was made of wood. Later it was made with brick and had 10 defensive towers that were joined by a wall that was 10 meters high [...]