Vilnius University

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius University, established in 1579, is the oldest and the largest university in Lithuania. Nowadays it includes 19 academic subdivisions, almost 3000 employees and more than 23700 students in total. The Vilnius University is one of the most important educational institutions in Lithuania which has operated for more than 400 years already. As a part of Lithuanian history, it also distinguishes in owning some objects of heritage of historic architecture. The Old ensemble of Vilnius university occupies an entire quarter of the Vilnius Old Town. As an architectural masterpiece, the old campus includes 12 buildings of gothic, renaissance, baroque and classicism styles, the Church of St. John and a Bell tower.

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Founded: 1579
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Lithuania

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Beautiful Destruction (3 months ago)
Beautiful place to visit and the people are very friendly and welcoming to be. My sister is studying here at exchange program and while on a visit the place looked amazing ?.
Neutronix X (7 months ago)
I really love this university, everything works really well compared to other more prestigious universities I've seen. They really care about their students
Jack Szczodrak (10 months ago)
Fantastic historic place. Must see. Before visiting read about it.
Claus Mortensen (12 months ago)
Didn't go inside but beautiful architecture from the outside.
Sin Fong Chan (2 years ago)
Vilnius University in Lithuania Visited on 1/10/19 Vilnius University is the oldest university in the Baltic states, and one of the oldest and most famous in Northern Europe. The university has been known by many names during its history, and it is by the present name Vilrius University since 1990. Our tour group does not come here to enquire about the courses offered by the university, but to admire the architecture, the church, and the decorative vaulted ceiling. We enter to the Old Campus from the the open Library Courtyard. From this courtyard, among other things, the Observatory Tower can be seen. On the spire of the Observatory Tower, the Jesuit university founders placed an IHS monogram of Jesus. At the Centre of Lithuanian Studies is the fresco The Seasons of the Year (painted in 1976-1984) with motifs from Baltic mythology, painted by Petras Repšys.
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