Lithuania, Vilnius Guide (B): Pay a Visit to Vilnius University

Pay a Visit to Vilnius University
When you are next in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, make sure to pop in to Vilnius University architectural ensemble , situated in the heart of the Old Town right next to the Presidential Palace.

The University dates back to the 16th century, but still remains the place where hundreds of young people get their University degrees every year – the old University campus still houses Philology, Philosophy, and History Faculties, Institute of Foreign Languages, Centre of Asian Studies, as well as administration and University library.

The Library Courtyard, Vilnius University

When you get there, remember, Vilnius University architectural ensemble developed over many centuries and covers a whole section of historic buildings, representing various historic periods and architectural styles.

There are 13 courtyards in the architectural ensemble, so make sure you visit all of them (except the two, where visitors aren’t allowed).

You can follow a simple map, which you’ll get at the ticket office together with some guidelines about noteworthy locations.

The Observatory Courtyard, Vilnius University

The Grand Courtyard, Vilnius University

The first courtyard you will enter, Sarbievijaus courtyard, used to be a very busy place when the university was first established – it housed a brewery, a bakery, a grain storage facility as well as other small enterprises.

Today, it remains a busy place too, although it has nothing to do with business anymore ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Pay a Visit to Vilnius University
Guide Location: Lithuania » Vilnius
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Vilnius University   Presidential Palace   St Johns’ Church  
Author: Vytene Laucyte
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