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Tartu, the city of University


Tartu

City of an university and the second largest city in Estonia. It is a modern city with a rich historical heritage and culture. Distance from Tallinn is 186 km and the city is the centre of southern Estonia. The first written records of  Tartu are from 1030.  The art museum in University is the oldest museum in Estonia. Tartu's large student population means that it has a comparatively thriving nightlife, with some bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

In the summer, Tartu hosts the Hansa Days Festival (Estonian: Hansapäevad) under the motto "History lives" when the in the old town is full of from handicraft markets and historic workshops. The historical slum area called Supilinn is located on the bank of river Emajõgi. It is near the town centre and it isone of the few surviving poor neighbourhoods in Europe from the 19th century. At the moment Supilinn is being renovated. http://www.visittartu.com

Tartu Tourist Information Centre +372 744 2111
e-mail tartu@visitestonia.com
Palamuse Tourist Information Centre +372 776 8520
e-mail palamuse@visitestonia.com



University of Tartu

Indietro: Tallinn

Avanti: Narva


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