Maps and Pictures

­­­­­­­The University in Vilnius and Kaunas cities

Faculties and research institutes of Vilnius University are scattered all over the city on eight academic campuses with one faculty in Kaunas.

The Old Campus

The complex of University buildings extends over a whole block of the Old Town. Its original architecture attracts the visitor’s attention. The construction of the University buildings was carried on over t­he centuries under the changing influences of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical styles. The campus began to take shape in about 1570 in a city quarter belonging to the Bishop of Vilnius. By that time, the area had already been built up with brick houses. It later gradually expanded to the east and to the north, towards St.John’s church. Bounded by four streets , the campus is composed of 13 buildings, some of them having multiple structures, the Church of St.John, and the belfry. The buildings are arranged around 13 courtyards of different shape and size. At present the Rector’s Office, the Library, the Faculties of Philology, Philosophy, and History, as well as Institute of Foreign Languages and the Centre of Oriental Studies are situated there.

VU Centriniai rūmai

1. Grand Courtyard
2. Observatory Courtyard
3. Library Courtyard
4. M. K. Sarbievijus Courtyard
5. M. Daukša Courtyard
6. S. Daukantas Courtyard
7. Arcade Courtyard
8. L. Gucevičius Courtyard
9. A. Mickevičius Courtyard
10. S. Stanevičius Courtyard
11. K. Sirvydas Courtyard
12. Printing House Courtyard
13. Bursų (Hostel) Courtyard

A. Astronomical Observatory
B. St. Jonh’s Church
C. Library
D. Faculty of Philology
E. Faculty of History
F. University bookshop “Littera”
G. Center of Orientalistics
H. Faculty of Philosophy
R. Rector’s Office

I. Aula Rectoris – Rector’s hall
II. Aula Parva – the Small hall
III. P. Smuglevičius hall
IV. The Theatre hall



Central building of Vilnius university
Central building of Vilnius University
St. Johns' church and the Grand Courtyard­
St. Johns' Church
The Grand Courtyard
The Grand Courtyard
The Grand Courtyard
The Grand Courtyard
Arcades of the Grand Courtyard­
Arcades of the Grand Courtyard
Faculty of History
Faculty of History
Faculty of Philology
Faculty of Philology


The Lelevel's hall­
The Lelevel's hall
­­Aula Parva – the Small hall
Aula Parva – the Small hall
­­P. Smuglevičius hall
P. Smuglevičius hall
Aula Rectoris – Rector’s hall
Aula Rectoris – Rector’s hall
The White Hall
The White Hall
The Theatre hall
The Theatre hall
The Council hall
The Council hall
The Senate hall
The Senate hall
The Seminar room
The Seminar room