Wednesday, September 27, 6.30 pm
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Gedimino ave. 51, Vilnius
Panoramic view of Vilnius from the highest bell tower in old city
Vilnius University’s St. Johns’ Church Bell Tower
Thursday, September 28, 5.45 pm-18.30 pm
Šv. Jono str. 12
Next to Church of the Sts. John stands a rectangular, five-tier and 68-meter-high bell tower. Built in Renaissance style at the turn of the 17th century, it was greatly damaged by the fire of 1737, and subsequently the upper portions were rebuilt in Baroque style. In 2011, the tower was restored and adapted for tourism.
Adults – 2,5 EUR,
Children, students, seniors, and persons with disabilities – 1,5 EUR.
Guided tour around Vilnius University ensemble and the Library
Thursday, September 28, 6.30 pm
Vilnius University Library
Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius
Vilnius University Library, founded in 1570, has remained in its authentic place up to now. Together with all the buildings and courtyards of the old University, it composes a uniform, spectacular and unique architectural ensemble of Vilnius Old Town, representing the history of Lithuanian science and culture progress.
Sites shown in a guided tour:
- Library halls
- Franciszek Smuglewicz Hall
- Joachim Lelewel Hall
- White Hall (Observatory).
- University courtyards
- Mathias Casimir Sarbievius
- Faculty of Philology (new interiors)