Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas), Vilnius

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Originally founded in 1579 by Jesuit monks, Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas) 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. For Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas) and beyond, use our Vilnius trip itinerary maker website to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
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  • Tons of memories for me as I attended this esteemed university many moons ago. Swashbuckling my way down the halls and corridors or this sprawling Baroque complex, a legend in my own mind and...  more »
  • We have only had a look at it, you need to pay an entry fee, but is worth seeing the oldest University in the Baltic Coutries.  more »
  • Vilnius University is one of most visited tourist attractions in town. It consists of number of courts each beautiful in its own. Main court is paved with cobblestones and surrounded by gallery and as main point is St. Jones church and belfry.
  • One of the best and progressive university of Lithuania
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