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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.
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 ar
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  • A very beautiful building

    The University building is an essential part of the Tartu old town. A very beautiful building. ps. you might even be also to enter the University building to see its hall, stair way and various wall...

  • Heart of Tartu

    Tartu is a student city. 20 percent of residents of the city are Tartu university students. It is 17 century's university. The building is very beautiful from outside as well as from inside. It...

  • 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...


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