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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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  • Here you can find a square with lots of caffes! Also here is the kissing student fountain! Everything is one place, cozy atmosphere!  more »
  • Of course, Tartu old town is very small, compared to Tallinn or other Baltic capitals, besides it was quite damaged during the WWII. But one has to admit, that they squeezed everything from what was l...  more »
  • Beautiful pastel-painted buildings, the complex looks refined and classy. It's nice to go for a walk and admire what the city has to offer  more »