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Tartu Old City, Tartu

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With winding streets and a host of neoclassical buildings, Tartu Old City serves as a cultural and spiritual hub. Though much of the medieval old town was destroyed in a late 18th-century fire, you'll find the area has rejuvenated in the centuries since. Explore the many churches, squares, and corridors. Stop by the Town Hall and St. John's Church, two of the surviving medieval buildings that harken back to Tartu's highly respected position in old Estonia. After wandering for a while, stop in one of the many cafes along the streets to relax and people-watch over a cup of coffee. Put Tartu Old City on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tartu tour itinerary builder app .
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  • A good example of what former Soviet cities might look like with their own history. In just 30 years the city is absolutely European, you wouldn't think that he spent more than 40 years in the USSR. Clean, cozy, beautiful. Walk and enjoy. The same could be done with Samara or Astrakhan, for example, but unfortunately all the money is stolen, and the Russian people are blinded by getting up from their knees and their own greatness.
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  • Very cozy old town, beautiful and rainy weather. Very welcoming citizens. It was pleasantly struck by the attitude to the history of his city and those great people who lived and created in Tartu, regardless of origin!
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