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Tartu Old City

Address: Tartu, Estonia
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Ranked #4 of 87 Attractions in Tartu
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Tartu old city is a lovely place to walk around as the buildings are pretty, the Christmas lights give the place a magical feel, there is restaurants to find, coffee to drink and beer to taste. You can experience the heritage and check out the impressive sights of the city when you walk up to the University.

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Turku
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was so nice walk between the buildings, and more with the Christmas lights. It's well maintained and charming corners

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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241 reviews 241 reviews
182 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Though the Tartu down-town is small it is very nice and has one particular atmosphere big cities don't have. It took just a half day long relaxed walk and we covered it all, but we certainly enjoyed walking along Tartu old streets, climbing the hills and checking on its impressive, I must say, sights! The central square, the one where... More 

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very friendly and quiet place, but with lots of restaurants and market a walk away. Old town with students are very interesting.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

you can spend a day in Tartu and do all that. Plus pick one or two museums of your choice. The old town has most restaurants concentrated on the Town Hall Square (Raekojaplats) and they are all good value for money. Shopping can be done in one of the two major shopping centres (and a third one is being built... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The old town is small and friendly, with lots of restaurants and lovely botanical garden, the big market is a short walk away, and so are the big shopping malls

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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178 reviews 178 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Visiting from our summer stay in Tallinn, we drove to Tartu to celebrate our 35 wedding anniversary. Loved it all. Quiet, I am sure it is not that way when the students come back, but it was quiet while we were there. Smaller than Tallinn's Old Town, it is easy to walk around and not tire so easily. Many terrific... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Interesting old town by the river, well worth wandering around for a couple of hours. Nicely complemented by the park rising up the hill behind the old town and offering views over the town.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews 53 reviews
51 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The old city is quite beautiful and interesting. There are many young people in Tartu because it is like the "University Capital", some might say so it has a very cool vibe.

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Tartu
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

a lot of youth in weekends on the streets and bars, if it is still warm, nice place to enjoy, can be much fun and not at all less interesting than in famous tourist centers

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