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Smartovkas and murals – discover the Tartu open-air city gallery

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The city of Tartu participates in the SmartEnCity project, within the framework of which the khrushchyovkas built in the 1960s are turned into energy-efficient and environmentally friendly apartment buildings – 'Smartovkas'. In addition to the renovation, the buildings have also been given a visually attractive appearance in order to create a unique art-based urban space in the centre of Tartu, making the living environment happier and livelier.The 'Smartovkas and murals' discovery tour takes you on a journey where you can admire a variety of house-sized works of art, or murals. Khrushchyovkas were named after Nikita Khrushchev, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU – the head of state.

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Duration (hours) 1

Length/Distance 3.0

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