Street Art and History Tour in Karlova


The unique cultural landscape of Tartu and the picturesque Karlova timber buildings absolutely need to be discovered!

Unique Tartu city tours take visitors to paths which they may not necessarily end up on during a regular stroll. We will walk by sites that have lots of street art, thoroughly examine the nature of local street art, and the reasons behind it. We will also study Karlova’s history and the origins of its artistic landscape.
The tours are intended for adventurous visitors of Tartu who wish to discover Tartu from a different angle.

The tour starts in the courtyard of Aparaaditehas and goes through Karlova.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Aparaaditehas Creative City

    Historical buildings

    Kastani tänav 42, Tartu linn, Tartu 50410

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  • 2
    Barlova Bar

    Bars & pubs

    Tähe tänav 29, Tartu linn, Tartu 50103

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
Getting there

The tour starts at 42 Kastani Street, the courtyard of Aparaaditehas. You will see the black flags of Aparaaditehas above the courtyard entrance. The tour ends in Karlova district, in front of Barlova Bar.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Pauluse
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating


Great wlkong tour

Very interesting tour with a combination of street art and history while getting to know the layout of the city centre. Our guide, Talvi, did an axcellent job!



Interesting workshop

Had a lovely collective composition workshop. A great way to spend an afternoon with your teammates and create something together.



A very interesting tour about street-art

The Tartu street-art tour was very interesting and the guides know about the topic from their first-hand experience, knowing the artists personally. The guides also know how to make the tours...

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