20 Sights in Tartu, Estonia (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Tartu, Estonia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 20 sights are available in Tartu, Estonia.

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1. Memorial to the friendship of Estonian and Armenian peoples

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The monument to the friendship between Armenia and the Estonian people is a monument in Tartu in the Freedom Boulevard. The author of the monument is the sculptor Hakop Dživanjan or, in another spelling, Akop Dživanjan. The monument was inaugurated on October 23, 1978, for the 130th anniversary of the death of Hatšhatur Abovyan, the founder of the Armenian written language, humanist and folk luminary. Abovjan also studied at the University of Tartu. The monument is made of Armenian tuff. A tuff is a rock that is formed during a volcanic eruption. The monument is in the style of Armenian monuments, which are characterized by the creation of a monument with a watershed in honor of famous people or historical events.

Wikipedia: Armeenia ja Eesti rahva sõpruse monument (ET)

2. Eduard Tubin

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Eduard Tubin's monument is a memorial created in memory of Estonian composer Eduard Tubin. The monument was opened on June 19, 2005. The monument is located in front of the new house of the Vanemuine Theater in Tartu. The authors of the monument are sculptor Aili Vahtrapuu, architect Veronika Valk and Louis Dandrel, the creator of the sound installation. The monument was poured by the bronze ARS monumental and the construction work on the square was done by OÜ Tavt. The monument is equipped with music by Eduard Tubin.

Wikipedia: Eduard Tubina monument (ET)

3. EAÕK Tartu Püha Aleksandri kirik

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The Church of St. Alexanders in Tartu, formerly known as the Alexander Nevsky Church, is an Orthodox church in The Karlova district of Tartu at Valentine's Street 19a. The church is used by the Congregation of St. Alexanders of Tartu of the EAÕK, the successor of the Tartu Alexander Nevsky congregation. The clergyman of the congregation is the priest Johannes Kakko.

Wikipedia: Tartu Püha Aleksandri kirik (ET), Website

4. Alexander Schmidt 1831-1894

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The monument to Alexander Schmidt is located opposite the New Anatomical Museum in Kassitoome in Tartu and was created in memory of the Estonian physiologist, doctor of medicine and professor Alexander Schmidt of Baltic German origin. The authors of the monument are Ülo Õun and Ike Volkov. The monument was completed in 1982.

Wikipedia: Alexander Schmidti monument (ET)

5. Meelis ja Vjatško Tartu kaitsel

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The sculpture "Vyachesko and Meelis in the Defence of Tartu" is a monument erected in Tartu in 1980 to the characters of Enn Kippel's youth story "Meelis", Meelis the son of Lembitu, the elder of Sakala, and Vyachesko, the former Prince of Koknese, who were killed in the Battle of Tartu in 1224 in a fight with the Germans.

Wikipedia: Vjatško ja Meelis Tartu kaitsel (ET)

6. Ernst Bergmann

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The Ernst Bergmann Monument is a monument created in memory of Ernst Bergmann, a medical scientist, student and lecturer at the University of Tartu, professor of surgery, located on Toomemägi Hill, Tartu. It was completed in 1913. The author of the monument is the German sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

Wikipedia: Ernst Bergmanni monument (ET)

7. Friedrich Robert Faehlmann

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The monument to Friedrich Robert Faehlmann was opened in Tartu, on Toomemägi Hill, in front of the Old Anatomical Museum on May 18, 1930. The monument is dedicated to the founder and doctor of Estonian national literature – Friedrich Robert Faehlmann. The author of the monument is Voldemar Mellik.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Robert Faehlmanni monument (ET)

8. Tartu Pühima Neitsi Maarja Pärispatuta Saamise kirik

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The Immaculate Conception Church also known as the Catholic church in Tartu and more formally "Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary" is the name given to a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church, located in the city of Tartu, the second largest in Estonia.

Wikipedia: Immaculate Conception Church, Tartu (EN)

9. Jaan Tõnisson

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Jaan Tõnisson Martijn Munneke / CC BY 2.0

The monument to Jaan Tõnisson has been erected in memory of Jaan Tõnisson, the former Estonian State Elder, Prime Minister and publisher and editor-in-chief of Postimees. The monument is located in the center of Tartu, opposite the former editorial office of Postimees, in Tõnisson Square.

Wikipedia: Jaan Tõnissoni monument (ET)

10. Hugo Treffner

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Hugo Treffner's monument is located in Ülejõe Park, Tartu, on the site of the Hugo Treffner Private School, founded by Hugo Treffner. The authors of the monument are the sculptor Mati Karmin and the architect Tiit Trummal. The monument was inaugurated on May 25, 1997.

Wikipedia: Hugo Treffneri monument (ET)

11. Broken Cornflower

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The broken Cornflower is a monument to the victims of communism located next to the county government building in Tartu at 15 Riia Street. The monument was opened in 1990 and at first it was located on the corner of Pepler and Riga streets, but was later moved.

Wikipedia: Murtud Rukkilill (ET)

12. Oskar Luts

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Oskar Luts / GFDL

The statue of Oskar Luts is a monument erected in 1987 for the 100th anniversary of the birth of the writer Oskar Luts in Tartu, in the Freedom Boulevard. The authors of the monument are the sculptor Aulin Rimm and the architect Allan Murdmaa.

Wikipedia: Oskar Lutsu ausammas (ET)

13. Old Observatory

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University of Tartu Old Observatory or Tartu Old Observatory is an observatory in Tartu, Estonia. Tartu Observatory was an active observatory from 1810 to 1964. The building now serves as a museum and belongs to the University of Tartu Museum.

Wikipedia: University of Tartu Old Observatory (EN), Website

14. Johan Skytte

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The Johan Skytte Monument is a monument created in honor of Johan Skytte, the founder of the University of Tartu, located in front of the Supreme Court building in Tartu. The author of the seal-shaped monument is the sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu.

Wikipedia: Johan Skytte monument (ET)

15. Gottfried Albrecht Germann

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The Gottfried Albert Germann Monument is a monument located in the Tartu Botanic Garden, erected in memory of Gottfried Albert Germann, the first director of the Botanical Garden. The author of the monument is the 2009 sculptor Mati Karmin.

Wikipedia: Gottfried Albert Germanni monument (ET)

16. F. G. W. von Struve

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Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve Monument is a monument in front of the Tartu Observatory in the memory of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve and opened in 1969. The authors of the monument are sculptor Olav Männi and architect Udo Ivask.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve monument (ET)

17. Friedebert Tuglase monument

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The monument to Friedebert Tuglas is a monument built for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Friedebert Tuglas in Ülejõe Park, Tartu. The authors of the works are the sculptor Edgar the Fifth and the architect Andres Mänd.

Wikipedia: Friedebert Tuglase monument (ET)

18. Barclay de Tolly

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Barclay de Tolly Monument is a monument in Tartu, Estonia. The monument is erected in the honor of Baltic-German field marshal Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly. The monument is listed as cultural heritage monument of Estonia.

Wikipedia: Barclay de Tolly Monument (EN)

19. Tartu Jumalaema Uinumise katedraalkirik

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The Cathedral Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Tartu is an Orthodox church at 1 Magasini Street in Tartu, the main church of the Tartu Diocese of the EAÕK, and the Cathedral Church of the Bishop of Tartu.

Wikipedia: Tartu Uspenski kirik (ET)

20. Vabaduse puiestik

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Vabaduse Boulevard is a city park located on the right bank of the Emajõgi River in Tartu, between the Freedom Bridge and the Kaarsilla, next to Vabaduse Boulevard. The architect of the boulevard is Arnold Matthews.

Wikipedia: Vabaduse puiestik (ET)


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