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Toome Hill (Toomemagi)

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Address: Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
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Toomemagi or Toome Hill was a gift from Emperor Paul I to the University of...

Toomemagi or Toome Hill was a gift from Emperor Paul I to the University of Tartu – having previously been used by townsfolk to graze cattle. For hundreds of years it had been the centre point of the local population, later becoming the site of a castle which made it the heart of medieval Tartu. In the early decades of the 19th century it was turned into a park on the initiative of the university's plantation committee, with alleys of trees, paved roads and bridged gulleys. Along with the library, anatomicum, observatory and clinic it formed the intellectual focal point of Tartu.

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A must to see in Tartu

Nice little walk from the Town hall; Beautiful park and ruins of a huge church. In the Summer you can also climb up to the tower to see the whole Tartu.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice little walk from the Town hall; Beautiful park and ruins of a huge church. In the Summer you can also climb up to the tower to see the whole Tartu.

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The hill suits all types of tourists. It is 1 min walk from Town Hall Square. It is good for a nice afternoon walk, running, cycling, and going on a pick-nick. It has the devil and angel bridges. It gives a nice view of the town. Excellent for taking photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Evening, Toomemagi, Lights, Lots of leaves, Peacefulness, Oldschool cafe on top- well nothing to say more :)) Feeling like in fairytail =^.^=

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Some go there for a run, couples walking, students for a secret drink :) and tourists to get a better view of Tartu.

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Viljandi, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Its nice to walk around Toomemägi with a cup of cofee or tea and enjoy the different views especially in the autumn.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

One can follow the walking tour and see all the statues and the UNESCO observatory and the old cathedral ruins. But, the views are the best.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

A favourite part of Tartu to walk when visiting. Love the history, the views, and the architecture. I particularly like the old cathedral and the tour to the top is worth admission! I have been here numerous times since 1987 and seeing the restoration and transformation has been truly interesting. Check out the bunkers, public art pieces, and the numerous... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Take some coffee with you and have a 2 hours leisurely walk. Nice panorama views especially in fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We all enjoyed the walk on a bright Autumn day. Colours of the trees beautiful good paths and plenty of leaves to kick!! Young at heart!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Toome Hill is worth sparing an your of two for. The area is home to the cathedral as well as university. Devil's Hill and Angel's Hill bridges are worth visiting as is the Observatory.

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