TARTU

TARTU

Tartu is a university city in the heart of southern Estonia. One of its many iconic images is the fountain in the Town Hall Square with its graceful statue of students kissing under an umbrella. Two of the city’s great international symbols are the main building of the University of Tartu and St. John’s Church (Jaani kirik), first mentioned in historical annals in 1323 and housing around 1,000 well-preserved terracotta sculptures.

Aside from enjoying its narrow cobbled streets, colorful and historic buildings, parks, bars, and cafes, there are several museums in Tartu, including a 19th century middle class citizen’s home, the University and National Museum, the City Museum in a mansion, just across the river from the Old Town, the lovely Toy Museum and even a KGB Museum.

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