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. For Vilnius University and beyond, use our Vilnius trip itinerary maker website to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
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  • I spent a happy hour or so wandering around this series of linked courtyards. The architecture is interesting, and I particularly liked the frescoes in the book shop. Unlike some other reviewers I tho...  more »
  • Interesting to learn about the cultural importance of this university, probably the oldest university in the baltic states. Masny historic buildings,around courtyards and a beautiful church.Interestin...  more »
  • We visited in everything and for everything 2 PCs and 2 courses. As we had no guide impossible to know anything. The buildings are in good condition but without much short interest, a visit which we can do without
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  • So beautiful place!
  • its a very beautiful university
  • the main university of Greate Dutchy of Lithuania. Very interesting place
  • interesting pagan wall painting inside, it a very interesting experience for me to understand the local religion history, which way beyond my imagination.
  • Welcome to wonderful world of science and art. There are 13 yards and much more to see.

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Boutique hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts line the streets of Vilnius. Options range from budget hostels and guesthouses to luxury hotels. Many lodgings are concentrated in the city center, near the scenic Neris River; accommodations a bit farther out can be just as pleasant with a lower price tag.
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