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Tartu Old City

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Address: Tartu 50089, Estonia

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Tartu Old City is truly compact, very cozy and easy to navigate through. I loved the architecture and great spirit!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Liu S
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tartu Old City is truly compact, very cozy and easy to navigate through. I loved the architecture and great spirit!

Thank Liu S
Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old town of Tartu is really nice, small, but a little gem. If you are in Tartu, you really need to go here

Thank Danielischweiz76
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Love this little town! The people, the places to eat, the scenery and the overall vibe -so positive, comforting, and warm even in winter ☺

Thank Ryan G
Helsinki, Finland
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122 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Small and nice. Nothing great to offer other than sights but that for sure is enough. Compared to the Old Town of Tallinn this is more friendly and less commercial.

Thank nikon988
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51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Of course if you are visiting Tartu - it's a place to walk, enjoy the view and so on. Unfortunately it isn't that impressive as big town.

Thank Agnė S
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Excellent city to explore with many very good restaurants and bars. The city centre has all that you would wish for: lovely parks, river walks, natural swimming pool, museums and plenty of quirky little houses to see.

Thank Raili C
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Have visited the Old City every year for the past 8 years and never tire of walking around it. Tartu has developed slowly over this time and there are some very modern shopping complexes but it retains the Old Town Square which is a photographers dream. The kissing students fountain in the cobbled stone square is surrounded by restaurants, shops... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Preston, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Walking around the snowy old city in the evening between Xmas and New Year was beautiful. The streets and buildings are very interesting and the Xmas decorations across them were spectacular. Walking causes hunger and thirst but luckily there was a very good selection of bars and cafe's to address this. The bridges with their decorative lighting were spectacular and... More 

Thank BrianCowanUK
Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The old town was especially beautiful with the Christmas lights in the Town hall and University buildings

Thank eko5
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Beautiful unspoilt Tartu Old Town is the Oxford or Cambridge of Eastern Europe. Picturesque, impressive and unspoilt by the past or present. Well worth a visit, especially at night or at Christmas time when the lights and tree give a beautiful feeling. It is said that if you kiss someone in front of the the 'kissing students' statue, then you... More 

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