University of Virginia, Charlottesville

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. To visit University of Virginia and get the most from your holiday in Charlottesville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Charlottesville holiday maker site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    It is always a treat to visit UVA, especially the Lawn. Parking was easier than expected. The campus could use better signage to help tourists and students get around.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The University is the essence of the city, very beautiful, well cared for, a symbol and a reference to the American universities. Ancient and historical buildings and well-preserved, pretty much everything!
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  • October 2, 2017
    Check out this campus! Even if you are not attending school here it’s hilly landscapes & historic area are worth taking a tour of . It is a school so there are lots of young adults & a lot going on .  more »
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  • May 22, 2017
    For anyone with dermatologist appointments this is the best place to go. Thanks to a wonderful staff of doctors and assistants. I recommend this place to everyone.
  • June 21, 2017
    Lara Jean' dream college!! Omaygad I thought it was just a fantasy by Jenny Han, but it was all real and standing. 😭😭 Crying right now cause instead she will go to UNC
  • May 20, 2017
    Pretty nice campus, but I can't speak to the academics.
  • June 5, 2017
    Socialist progressive and SJW heaven where TJ will soon be disavowed.
  • May 30, 2017
    Great hospital! Tons of liver transplants here every year!!!

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Hotels and inns in Charlottesville's lively downtown area offer proximity to the city's main attractions, but they can be on the expensive side. There are several more inexpensive options located along or near Emmet Street, which is a short drive from the main thoroughfare. Alternatively, immerse yourself in local history by staying at a centuries-old bed and breakfast. Many of these establishments are complete with fine period furnishings.
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