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The leaning building of Tartu
The leaning building of Tartu by Decade_Null @flickr
Tartu by Jeroen Moes @flickr
Baltikumrundreise by Sbamueller @flickr
Raadhuis van Tartu
Raadhuis van Tartu by Martijn.Munneke @flickr
Tartu by Madu-Ussike @flickr
Tartu, the Main Building of the University of Tartu
Tartu, the Main Building of the University of Tartu by Blind.Willow @flickr
Tartu - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5

Top sigths of Estonia

Estonia resorts attract numerous travellers by their interesting architecture and rich historic heritage. Magnificent cathedrals, elegant churches, castles and palaces can be found in nearly every city of the country. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Tartu

Tartu sightseeing

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 … Open

Cultural excursion through Tartu - things to see

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. The Tartu Toy Museum is the only one of its kind in Baltics. … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Year-round a huge selection of entertainment options is available to visitors of Tartu. The Aurakeskus water park has remained one of the most popular entertainment options for many years. Paying a moderate fee, visitors can gain access to a great swimming pool, slides and a sauna. Both demanding athletes and the youngest guests would like local pools. The water park regularly hosts classes in aqua aerobics for … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Ice cream lovers should pay attention to the Spice Ice cafe. Despite the fact that prices here are quite high, there is always enough of customers wishing to enjoy a refreshing dessert. Selection of ice cream and a variety of additions to it is always very large. One of the most unusual places in Tartu is a Turkish restaurant Istanbu. A cozy room decorated in traditional style, a huge selection of treats and … Open

Travel guide to Tartu

Tartu carefully maintains its historical traditions. During the 15th century, St. Anthony's handicraft Compound was opened in the city. It has been operational for more than 500 years. Visitors can see original craftsmen to make chic porcelain and glass products, sew shoes and leather accessories, and make traditional pottery. They often carry out interesting themed events and fairs. An excellent beer museum … Open

Advices for travellers

4. Those planning a rich program of rest have to consider that tickets to museums and a variety of recreational activities are better to be purchased in advance. On weekends, there is often an impressive queue to the tourist office. 5. It’s customary to leave a tip for good service in restaurants and cafes; 5 - 10% of the total amount would be sufficient. It’s better to book a table in prestigious … Open

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