Main building of the University of Tartu

There is no question that the main building of the University of Tartu is one of the pearls of the city – it is one of the most outstanding examples of classicistic architecture in Estonia built from 1804 to 1809 according to the design created by architect Johann Wilhelm Krause. The opening ceremony of the building was held on 3 July 1809. All important events in the life of the university have been celebrated in its main hall since then. The good acoustics and spaciousness of the hall have made it a popular venue for concerts and conferences. You can visit the main hall and the former lock-up room on the attic floor of the building, both of which are considered to be pearls of classicistic architecture in Estonia, through the History Museum of the University of Tartu.

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  • amalin amalin
    Beautiful Building begging for a good angle!

    The TU building is a solemn column-front long white building on the middle of the hill steeping towards the Emoji river. Dignified and pretty building but close to the other center city buildings, it...

  • Jeathene Jeathene
    Beautiful old university

    This is a very old university, founded by the Sweden University. The main building is beautiful. It looks grand. We visited in the summer vacation, so no bustling of students and professors. You can...

  • prl13 prl13

    When visiting Tartu it is a must see! It is located near the old town. It looks really majestic and is really beautiful when it gets dark outside.

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