The Vilnius University was established in 1568, when the bishop Walerian Protasiewicz purchased a gothic building of two stories, in which a Jesuit Academy was set up. Twelve buildings were erected in this place that were located around thirteen yards of various shapes and sizes. It is a real maze in which you can ramble for hours.
The main yard of Vilnius University is the most valuable from the point of view of history and art. It is decorated with arcades, while on the eastern side it is enclosed by a stately façade of the St. John Church and magnificent belfry. The harmonious space is reminiscent of a Renaissance square, even thought three architectural styles – renaissance mannerism, baroque, and classicism – are mixed in the yard.
Other small yards, the old library, the inimitable halls are no less impressive. Everything is so close to you, that you can touch with your hands the places where the most eminent people studied, lectured, created and made enormous efforts to preserve this unique university.
Universiteto st. 3
LT-01513 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: 8 5 268 7001
You can also visit: Vilnius Cathedral, Pilies street, Gediminas Tower
Entertainment: "Misija" Paintball, "Misija" Straikball
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- 2012.10.06 07:30:37 | Manoranjan
- and display them in their homes.After iduglning in traditional Lithuanian dishes like those yummy zeppelins and these fried dumplings stuffed with mushrooms and covered in cheese for the majority of our
- 2012.12.11 13:12:11 | Nahuel
- Isn't it so cute when husbands pick out a reipce for us to make?! This dip looks awesome! (I love dip of any kind.) Love your idea of using toasted rye strips for the dip! Obviously I'm catching up on my blogging today I can't see the photos on the last two posts, so I'm going to try back later-probably my internet connection. Happy weekend!