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University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
University of Virginia is a renowned center of learning--as well as a prime example of Jeffersonian architecture. The university's layout is a result of Thomas Jefferson's plan to design a stimulating environment for contemplation and intellectual exchange. All the famous parts, such as the Lawn, the Gardens, and the Range, serve this purpose. The centerpiece of the university is the Rotunda, inspired by the Roman Pantheon; it originally housed the university library. Subsequent extensions were carefully made to match Jefferson's original design. Walking tours are available, but you should make an online reservation ahead of time. Make University of Virginia a part of your Charlottesville vacation plans using our Charlottesville itinerary planner.
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  • We visited the campus after having been to Monticello. It was impressive to walk through the newly renovated Rotunda and then out onto the green to see Jefferson's plan brought to life. Well worth the...  read more »
  • I'm an architecture and historic preservation buff, so this is someplace I've always wanted to go. It's amazing. There was renovation going on, which is to be expected in a place that is as old and st...  read more »
  • Don't miss visiting this world class university designed by Thomas Jefferson. Head to the visitor's center located on the lower level of the Rotunda which is the large domed building on Main Street re...  read more »
  • I arrived in time for the pm Historical tour. I had driven 2.5 hours to reach this destination. Upon arival, I was told that the tour had been cancelled. I pointed out that it was advertised on their website. They told me, we know, but it got discontinued a few months ago. !! Do not beleive what is on the website! If you are short on time, skip this destination. Direct yourself to Monticello, where your time will not be waisted.
  • Very nice school. Great professors and students. A one of a kind school in America.
  • One of the most beautiful architectures in the country. I have lived here most of my and it never grows old.
  • Pro: Unmistakably a university. Many nice bricks. Has a piece of the Berlin Wall. I am told the libraries work properly. Con: Seems like it may be controlled by secret societies. No, really, there are too many of them and they leave sinister marks all over campus. No joke here.
  • Beautiful campus with a fantastic and aware community to go along with it. Excellence in academia as well as sports. Go Hoos!
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