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Culture of Tartu. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Tartu is the fabulously beautiful miniature city, which is famous for an abundance of interesting museums and interesting historical sights. The most interesting for tourists is the area of the Old City with the amazing Town Hall Square and picturesque streets. Located in the heart of historic district, Town Hall Square is one of the most important symbols of the city. It features a non-standard trapeze shape unusual for Western European cities.
1.It is very convenient to travel around the city by public transport; local buses are painted bright red. Tickets for travel have to be bought in advance at kiosks close to stops and the … Open
Next to the Town Hall Square is an interesting architectural structure, the Falling house. The building is tilted immediately after construction, but local residents have decided not to destroy it. Now the construction is carefully tended and restored. In a couple of minutes’ walk from the Falling house there is the Museum of Modern Art, which regularly hosts cultural events of different formats. The exposition of this popular museum changes several times in a month; works of beginning artists and photographers are shown and various presentations and competitions are held here.
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. Copyright
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. … Open
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 leaning building 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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♥   Art museum 'Tartu Art Museum' Tartu, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'University of Tartu Art Museum' Tartu, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Estonia

Estonia is famous for its numerous castles and fortresses, most of which belonged to the Livonian Order. The Episcopal Castle is the only medieval structure preserved in its original form. It was completed in the middle of the 14th century on the island of Saaremaa. Today there is a museum and an art gallery in the fortress. In the city of Rakvere, you will find the Rakvere castle. Following the aftermath of the Polish-Swedish war in the 17th century when the Castle was left in ruins, mining of rocks was conducted in it. The fortress was reconstructed in the 20th century and is now accessible for visiting. … Open
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