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. Arrange your visit to Tallinn Old Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tallinn using our Tallinn road trip site .
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  • Anything you say is too small! This place is just wonderful. The historic centre is enclosed in a walls which have to cross to find the treasure already inside; full of taverns, restaurants and shops, mostly selling products of own manufacture. The cobblestone streets that can go on foot and also rented bicycles. For people who don't want to walk, taxis human that you can make a tour and walk the streets. There are Orthodox churches with its wonderful decoration, some you can climb to the top of the tower for a spectacular view. If you're lucky, it is possible to attend the Orthodox rite with much respect. You can find local crafts and quality at good prices; especially the linens that are very famous and beautiful. Also handicrafts in Nordic fabric and leather as gloves and hats. Cruise terminal this full or stores before boarding, with things of local crafts at a great price to take some sourvenir; I would highly recommend a there native liquor VANA TALLINN based on herbs and rum excellent for digestive.
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  • So peaceful and beautiful old houses. Nice restaurants, pubs and coffee houses. Just check old town and you are stunned!!!  more »
  • A special place, there are practically no uninteresting buildings. Walking the winding medieval streets immersed in particular the ancient atmosphere of the city, getting acquainted with his mysteries and a huge number of attractions. There are a lot of churches, cathedrals and castles. What is the dome, decorated with colorful coats of various notable cities.
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