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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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  • it is a nice stroll full of all houses, churches, University buildings, museums,parks, restaurants...Great and peaceful student athosphere, no turistic as Tallin. 
  • Great on atmosphere. On Town Hall square-a very unusual Fountain on its energy. Near many interesting cafes and restaurants. There are souvenir shops and book shop. Cool bridge and the crooked House.
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  • Before the trip to Estonia is thoroughly prepared for the meeting with the city of Tartu. Have not regretted. There are many attractions in the small territory meet infrequently. Cozy and comfortable old town just created for travelers and tourists. Even if you were too lazy to log in information tourist center (in the building of the Town Hall from the end), pointers will help you pass any interesting monument and object. In the centre there are cafes where you can eat on the system complex. Walking along the streets of the great fall from one century to another.
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