Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn

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The site of a key series of events in Estonia's history, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds is today one of the country's premier music venues. Visit the grounds, which host an annual namesake festival that includes almost 25,000 singers. Learn about the role that the festival played in national independence, when thousands of Estonians gathered here beginning in 1988 to sing patriotic songs protesting Soviet rule. You can climb to the top of the 42 m (138 ft) tall lighthouse next to the main stage and arch, where you'll be rewarded with views of the grounds, the city, and the nearby Gulf of Finland. Be sure to check the grounds' event schedule for information about frequent concerts, rallies, and activities. Use our Tallinn vacation route planner to visit Tallinn Song Festival Grounds on your trip to Tallinn, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We arrived in Tallinn with no idea the song festival was on. Up to 40 thousand voices on this outdoor stage, which reminded me of a much smaller Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne Australia We caught a taxi...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    A park where gather for a massive festival of very representative of Estonia regional choirs. It has no major
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  • July 27, 2017
    The Festival is an incredible and one-of-a-kind opportunity to know the culture of Estonia: from traditional songs after folk costumes. 1300 people simultaneously singing impresses
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  • July 3, 2017
    4 stars because the Youth Song Festival charged 0.50€ to use the restroom and the line was ridiculously long. They need to set up portable restrooms. Also, there was way too much congestion at the event as though more tickets were sold than the space could actually handle. I also think they should put up two big screens up so that the back area can see the stage better. Other than that, I was still amazed at the number of children they had performing at this event. Very patriotic and very cool.
  • June 23, 2017
    Heart of Estonian unity - especially during song festivals, but also worth visiting at other times. In the Summer there are outside concerts and festivals of all kinds kept outside and there are inside rooms for conferences and exhibits. During snowy months italso turns into a popular sledding hill.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great place for great events. If no events then it's just a nice walk and breath in the vibe of the Singing Revolution. Beautiful views to the sea. If concerts, then these can be true megaevents, ranging from famous Song Festival to concerts of world's best entertainers (Rolling Stones, late Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, Rammstein).
  • June 8, 2017
    One of the most important cultural sights in Estonia with a lot of history. Also a great place to hold festivals and concerts at.
  • June 13, 2017
    One of the best outdoor gig areas. Facilities and stores could be better.

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As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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