University of Tartu, Tartu

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In addition to checking in as one of Northern Europe's oldest institutions, University of Tartu is Estonia's best and most well-regarded. Founded by Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus in 1632, the university today represents a hotbed of research and education in the country. You can explore the campus's 100 buildings that support more than 18,000 students. You'll find that the main building serves as one of Tartu's main attractions thanks to its classical architecture reminiscent of Greece, complete with triangular facade and sizeable columns. Be sure to pay a visit to one of the four different museums managed by the institution, including its own museum of history. With our online itinerary creator, Tartu attractions like University of Tartu can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is one of the best universities in the world. Not available for everybody, but best part of the generations.  more »
  • Famous and historical Tartu University holds a big quarter. Walked between the buildings of the faculties. Recommend, atmospheric place, even if you have long forged for themselves with the topic of education, having successfully graduated from the secondary school 8. I personally love these European training areas with large historical traditions.
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  • This place not only has the certain academic atmosphere but is also like a little and rich museum showing different aspects and facts.  more »
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  • University of Tartu is mother (or alma mater if you wish) of The Great Spirit of Tartu. Everything here is connected to this.
  • Visited this place as tourister.
  • Alma mater. What more to say. Oh, yes. There the students used to crack up on a joke back in 18th century that there will be a day when all the lectures and real studywork will be moved out of the main building and it will be used just for administration.. Well, post-2012 it's not a joke any more :( Still, the building is magnificent.
  • I want to go there!
  • It was a lovely place where there are a lot of beautiful stuff and you can study with perfect teachers and great level of study!

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Where to stay in Tartu

As a university town, Tartu can get rowdy in the evenings. To ensure a quiet night's stay, look for more economical lodging outside of the center. That said, if you want to be in the thick of the nightlife, the center itself has quite a few budget accommodations catering to the youthful population. Unfortunately, this also means that those looking for luxury hotels in this area may be more hard-pressed. The most populous neighborhood in the city is Annelinn, bordering the Emajogi River, where you will find a variety of accommodations. Alternatively, Kesklinn, a smaller quarter, has plenty of mid-range hotels and budget guesthouses.
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