University of Virginia is a renowned center of learning--as well as a prime example of Jeffersonian architecture. The university's layout is a result of Thomas Jefferson's plan to design a stimulating environment for contemplation and intellectual exchange. All the famous parts, such as the Lawn, the Gardens, and the Range, serve this purpose. The centerpiece of the university is the Rotunda, inspired by the Roman Pantheon; it originally housed the university library. Subsequent extensions were carefully made to match Jefferson's original design. Walking tours are available, but you should make an online reservation ahead of time. To visit University of Virginia and get the most from your holiday in Charlottesville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Charlottesville holiday maker site.
University of Virginia Reviews
Very historic campus. Take your time to walk around. A free guided tour is worth it. Be sure to go through the rotunda building. more »
Except for University breaks and exams times, student led tours are usually held daily three times a day. We went into the building with the rotunda and were directed downstairs where a student met..... more »
For anyone with dermatologist appointments this is the best place to go. Thanks to a wonderful staff of doctors and assistants. I recommend this place to everyone.
Pro: Unmistakably a university. Many nice bricks. Has a piece of the Berlin Wall. I am told the libraries work properly. Con: Seems like it may be controlled by secret societies. No, really, there are too many of them and they leave sinister marks all over campus. No joke here.
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