Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. The population of Estonia is approximately 1.3 million, while Tallinn has a population of 450,000. Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for its authentic Hanseatic architecture. The old town that is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites attracts tourists with its historical atmosphere.
Enjoy the cobblestone streets and houses dating back as far as to 11th century, visit a few of the local galleries and museums, indulge in small cosy cafés or restaurants and buy travel memorabilia from summer or Christmas open air Hanseatic fairs.
Tallinn was ranked as a European Capital of Culture for 2011.
But Tallinn is not all about the Old City. Just a 5 minute walk from the medieval Old Town is the thriving business center of Tallinn: modern glass and steel skyscrapers, high-tech hotels and conference centers, hundreds of restaurants and bars, banks and shops. Here is everything you would expect from a modern European capital, within easy reach and for a friendlier price. If you haven’t visited Estonia before, than definitely take an extra day to discover it.
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The historical seaplane hangars display about 200 genuine items: a real submarine called Lembit, a century-old icebreaker called Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane, the remains of the oldest ship found in Estonia, etc.
St Olaf’s Church in Tallinn, the city’s biggest medieval structure, took its name from the sainted Norwegian king Olav II Haraldsson. The church was first mentioned in 1267.
Just 15 minutes from the city centre of Tallinn is the Estonian Open Air Museum, showcasing the country’s rural architecture and way of life.
The Tallinn Television Tower in Pirita is the tallest building in Tallinn and Estonia with 314 metres. The TV Tower is a great tourist, culture and leisure centre.
Kumu, which opened in 2006, is the new and grand headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia, which attracts everyone that is interested in Estonian art and culture.
The mysterious passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries in order to conceal the movement of soldiers, ammunition and other equipment from the enemy.
Kadriorg Park is the most outstanding palatial and urban park in Estonia, covering around 70 hectares. Its construction began in 1718 on the orders of Russian tsar Peter I.
Come and make a sweet surprise with your own hands! In addition to the wide selection of sweets, you can find the Sweets Mastery from the first floor of the Kalev Chocolate Shop.
In the Creative City, you are going to find a unique selection of shops offering design, interior design and natural products, various cafés and restaurants and different services.