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Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas)

Universiteto 3, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Eureka, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Be sure to visit the bookstore and carefully look at the ceiling. There are several courtyards to find. I like visiting universities in different cities to get a flavor of where the country is headed.

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Riga, Latvia
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nowadays most of the universities are ultramodern buildings. Nice that the old, historical building is still used as university.

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Grange Over Sands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The University complex is a series of buildings arranged around courtyards, right in the middle of the Old town. It has a number of architectural and historical features including a magnificent church and bell tower. It's also worth visiting the bookshop to see its painted ceilings. Overall, It is well worth the small amount it costs for entry. We went... More

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Riga, Latvia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was quite impressed by the architecture, though I think I got lost and actually somehow missed parts of the campus. Regardless, the guy let me in for free so I can't complain about that one!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is really interesting to visit the different courtyards of this historic university in the heart of Vilnius. Do you not forget to visit the stunning baroque church with the beautiful organ!

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67 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We walked by through the University patios. It is a quiet place full of architecture to see. Our guide gave us a quick tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
45 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A collection of courtyards in the centre of the old town. St John's Church and courtyard is lovely, the former façade made up of a cluster of columns. Small fee (5 litas) to enter the university.

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La Grange, IL
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48 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unfortunately, the book store is closed for renovations so we could not see the building's frescoes. The courtyards are lovely, and the library ceiling is beautiful. Worth the look if the weather is nice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If the architecture of Vilnius's churches hasn't been enough then take time to check out the University. The campus grounds consist of a series of beautiful courtyards in a range of architectural styles. They are overlooked by the tall belfry of St John's Church. This is one of the oldest universities in eastern Europe going as far back at 1579.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was charmed with enclosed courts of Vilnius University as well as places open for public. I spent very pleasant morning listening organ in the cathedral, wandering different courts, visiting tower scenic viewpoints (tower has elevator), and buying nice souvenirs in the very special souvenir shop on the area.

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