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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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  • Vilnius University is one of the oldest and most famous universities in Eastern and Central Europe although recently Lithuania is suggested rather to belong to Northern Europe. The University was esta...  more »
  • I like such places, where many smart people gather to make intelligent thoughts, how to be able to make better man the imperfect world with intelligent actions. Memorials. Testimonials of from past and present wise heads. Of course the Church should not be missed here, too, where the intelligent minds get their ritualized consecration. In Princeton's is a Baroque splendor church a Gothic Cathedral in Vilnius. They both are impressive. And you almost completely Vilnius as a landmark case is lost the ignorant and want to find the right way recognizes the Tower!
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  • Great grand universities as we passed a number of times. Has been a lot of years and very old
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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