Street Art tours in Tartu

A short description of Tartu

Tartu is a South-Estonian town that is known as a gathering point of academics since the 17th century. Today it also stands out more and more for its flourishing street art scene and highly promising alternative culture. Likely to hide a surprise behind each corner, Tartu offers a lot more during an evening stroll than an average urban landscape does.

Wandering through the cozy-looking wooded neighborhoods, one may encounter more than classical urban art usually offers. A remarkable environment is created by mixture of graffiti, narrative stencil art and decorations fabricated by the locals. Including other phenomena that occur within the everyday life, for example street indications sometimes pointing towards the sky, the particularity of this unique place cannot be forgotten.

Street Art Walking Tours in Tartu

Street Art Tour: Colours and Tales of Soup Town

A walk just like in a pot of soup! The tour takes you along the vegetable-named streets of Soup Town and leads you to the colourful locations of this cozy slum. During the journey you will hear stories of one of Tartu’s oldest neighborhoods and experience a delicious spoonful of street art.

We start in front of the culture club Genialistide Klubi (see map) and afterwards lose ourselves in Soup Town. There will be a short break in front and inside of the legendary Herne (pea) Shop and the tour will finish in the notorious Freedom Gallery.

Languages: English, Estonian, French
: 2 hours
Starting point
: Genialistide Klubi (address Magasini 5)

Authors of the tour: Anna Leena Neering, Stella Mõttus, Talvi Põldma, Salme Kulmar

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Karlova’s Street Art & History tour

We start at the courtyard of the local cultural factory Aparaaditehas (see map), wander through the art-filled neighborhood Karlova and stop for a quick break at the local bar Barlova. After the tour you may head back to Aparaaditehas where you’ll find multiple restaurants, galleries, Estonian design boutiques and the most awesome 2nd hand book shop Fahrenheit 451 OR get lost in the cozy Karlova and find some sweet spots like Karlova Kohv or Anna Edasi.

Languages: English, Estonian, French
Time: 2 hours
Starting point: courtyard of Aparaaditehas (address Kastani 42)

Author of the tour: Salme Kulmar


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