Tartu, in Estonia, is a city of some 100,000 people.
Tartu is located 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of the national capital Tallinn and approximately 140 miles (225 kilometers) northeast of Riga.
The Estonian National Museum is a great oasis for culture vultures in Tartu. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere, ask the staff about any special events, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just admire the treasures of the past.
An old place of worship, one of the most popular of the many heritage sites in the city, is the Tartu Cathedral. Wander through this interesting building, learn its history and realize why it is so popular with tourists and Tartu locals alike.
The Inglisild and the St. John's Church are both great spots to finish your explorations into this fascinating region.