Vilnius is the capital city of Lithuania. It is the largest city in the country with an estimated population of 523 050. The city is considered to be the economic centre of the country and is one of the largest financial centers for the Baltic states. The first known written record of Vilnius as the Lithuanian capital is known from Gediminas‘ (Grand Duke of Lithuania) letters in 1323. In the year 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture.
The Old Town of Vilnius
Vilnius Old Town is the place where almost anyone feels good. It is surprising how far Italian Renaissance and Baroque have stretched to the North and how very much belonging these styles look amidst the buildings of Russian Byzantine style, Jewish elements, dwelling houses and even in the foundations of the remains of pagan structures. Vilnius is an authentic portrait of Lithuania, it is at the juncture of three cultural zones – Central, Northern and Eastern Europe. The Old Town of Vilnius is among the largest in Eastern and Central Europe, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Vilnius University is the oldest and the largest university in Lithuania established in 1579. As for a long time it was the only one university in Lithuania, it influenced Lithuanian society a lot. Nowadays it includes 19 academic subdivisions, almost 3000 employees and more than 23700 students in total. Vilnius University is one of the most important educational institutions in Lithuania which has operated for more than 400 years already. As a part of Lithuanian history, it also distinguishes in owning some objects of heritage of historic architecture. It is the Old ensemble of Vilnius University located in the Old Town.
Faculty of Chemistry end Geosciences
The Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences was established on 14 of November in 2016. At the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences there are two Institutes – Institute of Chemistry and Institute of Geosciences.
More detailed information about Lithuania
- Museums of Lithuania
- Vilnius: places to visit, sightseeing tours, accommodation, leisure, transport, catering