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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    There are two Universities in Tartu: Tartu University and Estonian University of Life Sciencies. That's why Tartu is so vibrant town. Main building of Tartu University is perfect example how one old...

  • Nice building with an iteresting museum

    Inside this university their is a collection of copies in plaster of worlde famous statues. For a small fee you can visit the collection. Special: I was the only visitor!

  • Well worth a visit

    We were taken around the university and its museum with an Egyptian mummy by a very friendly and interesting second year art student who explained to us the history of this very prestigious Estonian...


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