South of cathedral square lies an area with several renessaince, baroque and neoclassical buildings. The current Vilnius Town Hall oversees a long square and was rebuilt in neoclassical style in 1799. The church of St. Casimir is a Roman Catholic church built by the Jesuits in the town hall square in the 17th century. Founded in 1579 by the grand duke of Lithuania, the Vilnius University is the oldest university in the Baltic states and the largest university in Lithuania.
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