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Tartu Town Hall Square, Tartu
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Home to a neoclassical municipal building and much of the town's activity, Tartu Town Hall Square represents the historical heart of the city. Surrounded by classical houses and shops, the square plays home to a famous local statue depicting two love-struck students kissing atop a fountain. Wander the area and you'll find remnants of the bustling activity that once took place here, ranging from craft markets to the many cafes lining the plaza. Don't miss the so-called "leaning house" on one side of the square or listening in to the town hall's bells ringing through the air. Keep a close eye out and you'll be able to spot the Soviet hammer-and-sickle crest adorning some of the buildings, signs that these are actually post-World War II reconstructions rather than originals. Work out when and for how long to visit Tartu Town Hall Square and other Tartu attractions using our handy Tartu holiday planner.
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  • Were in November. Cold, empty. There are a couple of gift shops. Relevant information center in City Hall. Will tell you that you can visit and map.
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  • the lively town centre. Full of beautiful buildings, including the Town Hall and the crooked House that hosts the Museum of modern art. Many locals, nice shops and stalls. Not to be missed
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  • It's not just the geographical center of the city but also in Tartu, history, culture, art and Tourism Education Center, a charming square. Within walking distance of anywhere nearby, among them two large shopping center Tartunun, Emajogi River and the coast, the city's best hotels and restaurants, universities and museums. Also very suitable for relaxing in cafes on the square. Your path to the falls to roam this place already, you cannot go from Tartu.
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