The building complex of Klaipėda University is a neo-gothic building ensemble erected in 1904–1907 that originally housed the barracks of the city. The major elements of the complex are three symmetrically located structures: two were intended for the soldiers and the lower one (a single-storey building with a clock tower) was intended for military purposes and also housed a canteen. The living quarters are distinguished by their size and the facades decorated with stepped pediments and pointed arch niches. The plastered niches contrast with the red brick walls and the symmetrical layout of the buildings speaks of the classicist style. The layout of the other three two-storey buildings is more liberal, with side facades facing H. Manto Street. These structures used to house the headquarters, guard post, living quarters of the officers; one of them served as an ammunition depot. Today the building complex houses Klaipėda University, which was established in 1991 and is the youngest university in Lithuania. It is a great space of the city not only to admire the historical architectural heritage but also to familiarise yourself with the place where Lithuanian and foreign students plunge the depths of knowledge.
Address: Herkaus Manto g. 84, Klaipėda
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