Not far from the center of the historic district is the most important religious landmark, the St. John's Church. It is amazingly beautiful building made in a unique architectural style and featuring luxurious interior decoration. As many years ago, main ornaments of the church are exquisite terracotta statues. According to historical data, initially there were about two thousand statues, but after a century only several graceful figures have survived.
The Tartu Toy Museum is the only one of its kind in Baltics. It would be interesting for both youngest guests of the city and their parents. A walk up the Toome Hill (Toomemagi) is very popular among fans of natural attractions. It is home to several prominent attractions such as the Dome Cathedral and the Museum of the University of Tartu.
The Dome Cathedral was severely damaged during the Livonian War and almost completely destroyed during World War II. Through the efforts of local residents that religious building has managed to recover and acquire compelling appearance. The local university is also very popular among tourists; it houses the great Observatory of the University of Tartu.
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