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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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  • Lots of historic buildings, a big open quad in the center and a beautiful church tucked in a corner. If have some extra time, stop by and check it out.  more »
  • It is worth a quick visit to the university. The main courtyard is very attractive with frescos on the walls and the church is also worth a visit. We did not do the bell tower but I suspect the views ...  more »
  • I paid €1.50 for the pamphlet guide to the 13 courtyards although it seems you can walk in and come and go as you please in some entrances. The courtyards themselves are only mildly interesting save f...  more »
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  • the main university of Greate Dutchy of Lithuania. Very interesting place
  • Welcome to wonderful world of science and art. There are 13 yards and much more to see.
  • interesting pagan wall painting inside, it a very interesting experience for me to understand the local religion history, which way beyond my imagination.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to check out reading room in library - it reminds you scenes from Harry Potter with selection of old books and historic items.