Friday, October 23, 2015
In September, Tristan and I visited Estonia and this time we got to do a bit of travelling. We visited Tallinn, Tartu, Viljandi and my hometown Valga (where we spent most of our time). I thought I'd share some of the pictures we took in Tartu, where we spent a day with my mum and brother. I know the city quite well; I lived in Tartu for 3 years when I was attending university. While I was living there I didn't really appreciate its history and architecture. It is a nice, quiet place and there is so much to see!
Tartu seems to have the tiniest 'old town' in the world! There is a little square with a city hall and a fountain in the middle. The sculpture standing there is called 'The Kissing Students' and is one of the most recognised symbols of Tartu.
Just a few minutes away is the University of Tartu. As the town is so small, the white university building looks very impressive and stands out! This university is one of the oldest in Europe and has beautiful architecture with tall, majestic columns.
Even the balconies are stunning!
Sadly, I couldn't get a better shot of St. John's Church as there were renovation works in progress. The exterior is outstanding - these tiny bricks give the church a very neat apperance!
Tartu is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in Estonia for a couple of days. It is cute and really easy to navigate. It has many restaurants, cafes, pubs and shopping centres and has a lot to see!