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Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas)

Universiteto 3, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Ranked #16 of 99 Attractions in Vilnius
Type: Educational Sites
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Grange Over Sands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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Monterrey
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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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45 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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1,189 attraction reviews
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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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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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UK
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The courtyards reminded me of my son's faculty at Maastricht. It iss interesting but beust done as part of a longer tour of the city.

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Haifa, Israel
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

always fun to check out the university when visiting other countries .. It can give you a general idea about how good the education system of the place and you can meet local students which is always a big bonus

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