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Tartu Old City, Tartu

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With winding streets and a host of neoclassical buildings, Tartu Old City serves as a cultural and spiritual hub. Though much of the medieval old town was destroyed in a late 18th-century fire, you'll find the area has rejuvenated in the centuries since. Explore the many churches, squares, and corridors. Stop by the Town Hall and St. John's Church, two of the surviving medieval buildings that harken back to Tartu's highly respected position in old Estonia. After wandering for a while, stop in one of the many cafes along the streets to relax and people-watch over a cup of coffee. Plan to visit Tartu Old City and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tartu attractions using our Tartu vacation route planner.
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  • A nice place to roam. A mess of old and new, refurbished and seedy, the colors, the rouheutta, the life of the taste. Eateries, shops, churches and. .. All of something
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  • Had a lovely time just exploring the city with a couple of friends, the diversity of the architecture- combining old buildings with modern ones made the place feel alive.  more »
  • Tartu is a town masquerading as a city, and its Old Town is accordingly modest in size. It's great for a wander though and has plenty of charm of its own, as well as a distinctly different feel to Tal...  more »