This city has the right to be considered the cultural center of Estonia. Here are opened numerous museums and exhibitions devoted to art. The number of historical sites is simply tremendous.
The local university has become the symbol of the city. It was established in 132 by the order of Gustavus Adolphus. Among the old buildings that are worth attention we should also highlight Cathedral of Peter and Paul. Its construction started in the 12th century and lasted for more than 200 years. One should also visit the local Town Hall, the Observatory, St John's Church and the Powder Cellar. These are great examples of medieval architecture and so they are full of interesting stories. It is also worth noting that the cellar was turned into an excellent restaurant that serves best dishes of national cuisine. The atmosphere and design here are more like in an old tavern than in a modern dining facility.
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