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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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  • Curious to see University courtyards. Medieval atmosphere. Feeling that one enters another. At the entrance, and souvenir shop inside the woman forcibly offers to buy tickets for the entrance to the yard (i.e. takes money for air) and per-view frescoes of painter Rjapshisa, which depicts the naked people.
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  • Lovely place. Recommended Guide. Beautiful ancient library, interesting astronomical laboratory and frescoed sites very nice. You can climb the tower. The view is magnificent. Very nice internal Church
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  • The university takes place on the whole quarter (Universiteto Str), consists of faculties, most of them separated (buildings open for visitors). 
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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