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Jaani Cultural Quarter of Tartu

Jaani Cultural Quarter located in the Old City of Tartu is made up of the medieval St. John's Church, the Anthony's Guild complete with its courtyard, the Toy Museum, Uppsala House, Tampere Hall, the 19th Century Tartu Citizen's Home Museum, and smaller art galleries. 

The St. John's Church of Tartu, dating back to the 14th century, belongs to the most valuable architectural monuments of the Gothic style in Europe.  The Church is decorated both inside and outside by numerous terra-cotta or fired clay trimmings. 

You can also visit the observation platforms of the St. John Church. In the immediate vicinity of the Church are the Anthony's Guild and Courtyard - a meeting place for history and the present day celebrating arts and crafts. In Anthony's Guild operate about two dozen arts and crafts workshops, and the guild masters are ready to have the visitors watch them working. In the courtyard, concerts, shows, fairs and various events are held. 

The Toy Museum takes adults back to their childhood, and offers plenty of exciting things for children to see and do.  In the house of puppets are exhibited the characters of the puppet animations and puppet theatre plays of Estonia as well as traditional theatre puppets from all over the world,  and a program of film studies is offered to children.


Choose the most attractive way of spending your vacation in Southern Estonia
Go wild!
Rest actively!
Enjoy history and culture!
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