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Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn

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Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Make Tallinn Old Town a part of your Tallinn vacation plans using our Tallinn vacation builder.
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  • It is a fantastic city. It is a city that is very compact. There are plenty of restaurants and there are plenty of shops.  more »
  • The old town was really beautiful! A sight to see! It's a small town so it is possible to see everything in one day. Close to it is the new hipster zone.  more »
  • Old Town is a walk through history. Buildings are well renovated and maintained, especially the old Town Square. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants are found here.  more »