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The Alumnatas Courtyard

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Alumnatas is one of the most beautiful courtyards in the ensemble of Vilnius University and the most impressive architecture monument in Vilnius city. The chapel was built in the middle of the 17th century in the backend of the Alumnatas courtyard, which is surrounded by the by the palace of the Italian Renaissance style. The street facade was ornamented with the frescos that portrayed 47 popes. These were painted over in the middle of the 19th century. Pope Gregory XIII established a papal seminary for training priests here in 1582. The practical activities of this seminary were mainly turned to the orthodox and protestant regions. The seminary was closed in 1798 and became a property of Vilnius University (est. 1622).

The Courtyard was last renovated in 1984. Currently a cozy cafe occupies the yard, and a beautiful view opens to the southern facade of the Presidential Palace and its representative courtyard.

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