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Vilnius University, Vilnius
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Originally founded in 1579 by Jesuit monks, Vilnius University represents one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the region. Home to more than 20,000 students annually, the university bustles with activity; its network of buildings in the city center features several different architectural styles. You can visit the school and explore its urban campus, replete with richly decorated vaulted rooms and ornate statues, as well as the church of St. John, which you can climb for a panoramic view of the city. Join a guided tour, offered in English and several other languages, to learn more about the history of the university, the library, and its research. Don't miss stopping by the university bookstore, which, in addition to its host of college-themed souvenirs and books, is one of the most colorful and lavishly painted rooms in the city. Arrange your visit to Vilnius University and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vilnius using our Vilnius itinerary planner.
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  • The ancient buildings of Vilnius University occupy a quarter of the area of the pedestrian Pilies Street. To form the complex of University buildings started in the middle of 16 century and today it is home to 12 buildings with all their courtyards, courtyards and Backstreets. Find a description of the most famous houses and visit them ("big", "the Observatory", "Library", "Sarbevija", "Arcade", etc.), paying attention to all of the notable details. On the street you can see the oldest University building with Gothic features, which just began the history of the institution. Recommend that attention be given to University buildings, the study of the old town. I was always impressive centuries-old history of similar traditions, as well as the clever and kind of business students.
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  • Impressive complex articulated with various courtyards hosts one of the oldest universities in the Northeast. To be included in a tour of the city.
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  • From Cathedral walk down the main street on the South side, and on the right side. Due to visit in the evening, or even students and tourists alike, was quiet. Or where is the fresco painting of the famous 'four seasons' momentarily lost. Hall is beautiful, so people could watch slowly. Admission fee (5 Lt) is required to enter the University of Vilnius.
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  • The building has a magnificent architecture. University founded in 1579 is oldest university in the Baltic States. The university enjoys a unique academic atmosphere and academic freedom.
  • Best is professionalism and transparent management. Famous university of Vilnius.
  • Go when the students go and you don't have to pay. It reminded me of a smaller version of Cambridge.
  • A very nice building, it should be a museum
  • Beautiful place for sight seeing