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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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  • Was for a business trip. Wanted to park for a walk in Old Town after meetings which take place outside the center. Was surprised about parking prices - the most expensive parking in whole Europe I pro...  more »
  • The old town is a dip in the middle ages, houses and old streets, high walls with towers that surround it. Walk and visit the lanes, streets, houses, churches and little shops is magical.
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  • The old town of Tallinn is really a fairy tale, you can imagine yourself in the middle ages. Everything is in style, the houses, the lighting and paving. It is also subdued, that also makes the atmosphere complete. Nice restaurants and coffee tea and delicious for strolling.
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