Sights of Tallinn
Sights of Tallinn
Over the eight centuries of its existence, Tallinn has never been in whose hands. For a fortress and a port on the Baltic Sea at different times, knightly orders, Sweden and the Russian Empire fought. As a result, the modern capital of Estonia has become a mixture of different cultures, architectural styles and traditions.
Old Tallinn is a classic example of medieval cities in Northern Europe. In the center there is a fortified fortress with thick walls, where the parliament sits, stone streets spread out from houses with gabled roofs diverge from the main square, and bell towers of ancient churches rise above the blocks.
The capital of Estonia is the main cultural center of the country. Here are the main museums, theaters, concert venues. On city streets festivals and festive processions are held throughout the year.
What to see and where to go in Tallinn?
The most interesting and beautiful places for walking. Photos and a brief description.
1. The old city
An urban area saturated with the spirit of the Middle Ages, where the main historical sights are concentrated. It is an interweaving of stone streets and squares, ancient temples, town halls and houses of merchant guilds. Since 1997, the quarter has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old city consists of Lower and Upper. In past centuries, mainly aristocrats settled in the Upper Town (Vyshgorod).
2. Town Hall Square and Tallinn Town Hall
The square with the tower is the very center of the Old Town. Once on the Town Hall Square, public executions took place, and caught thieves were tied to a pillory. Tallinn Town Hall is an architectural monument of the 14th century, built in the Gothic style of Northern Europe. The building hosts various government receptions and other events; on other days, it is open to the public for a small fee.
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Sights of Tallinn, Estonia Tallinn is one of the smallest European capitals, and despite this, to see all the sights of Tallinn in 1 day is simply impossible, there are many of them, both historical and modern, both paid and free.
In one Old Town, by the way, perfectly preserved to this day, there are a couple of dozens of amazing places, and how many medieval churches are here with bell towers that you can climb into for the sake of great views! And also the fortress wall on which you can walk, and ancient bastion towers with dungeons, and many interactive modern museums, pleasant parks and gardens, city viewing platforms, elegant palaces and cathedrals, a tall TV tower, medieval streets and unusual quarters.
Table of contents
1 Tallinn Attractions
2 Old Town
3 Old Town Hall
4 Town Hall pharmacy
5 Church of the Holy Spirit
6 Olevist church with a viewing platform
7 Tower of the Dome Cathedral
8 Niguliste Church and Organ Concerts
9 Victory Monument in the war of liberation
11 Toompea Castle
12 Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
13 Gun turrets and a fortress wall
14 Craft Street – St. Katarina Lane
15 Observation Decks of the Old Town
16 Ancient buildings, streets, squares
17 Kaarli Church
18 Segways / bicycles
19.1 Maritime Museum – Flight Harbor and Thick Margarita
19.2 Kick-in-de-Kek and Bastion Dungeons
19.3 Photo Museum at the Town Hall Prison
19.4 KUMU – Art Museum of Modern Art
19.5 KGB Museum
19.6 Museum of Occupations
19.7 Health Museum
19.8 NUKU Puppet Museum
19.9 Kalev Marzipan Museum Room
10.10 Legends of Tallinn – interactive theater museum
20 Tallinn TV Tower
21 Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum
22 Botanical Garden
23 Zoo in Tallinn
24 Interesting areas and places
24.1 Rotermann Quarter
24.4 Seaside promenade
26 Pirita – coastal area of Tallinn
27 Singing field
28 Cemetery of monuments to Lenin and Stalin
29 Lynnahall – an abandoned concert hall
30 Quests in Tallinn
31 Restaurants and Cafes in Tallinn
32 Hotels in Tallinn
33 Tallinn Suburbs: Lahemaa Swamps and Jagala Waterfall
34 Tours in Tallinn
35 Tallinn Attractions on the map
36 In conclusion
Sights of Tallinn
I’ll talk about all this in this article, looking ahead, just saying that when you are wondering what to see in Tallinn, get ready to see an impressive list, for visiting each point of which 3-4 days will be short, so if only one day or a weekend is allotted to Tallinn, I guarantee that they will be very busy, you will even have to choose what to visit in Tallinn this time and what to leave for the next visit 🙂