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Tallinn Town Hall, Tallinn

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
Surrounded by shops, restaurants, historical buildings, and its namesake structure, Tallinn Town Hall is one of the focal points for activity and culture in Tallinn. Dating to the early 15th century, the square features a number of Gothic-style architectural gems and streets that branch out from the center, leading to hidden courtyards, secluded gardens, and cobbled alleys. The town hall showcases arched doorways and a 64 m (210 ft) tall tower. You'll often find a great deal of activity in the square, ranging from performers to souvenir stalls; in fact, local legend has it that the world's first Christmas tree was raised here in 1441. Watch for the circular "compass" tile in the square, from where you can see Tallinn's spires rising above the tops of the surrounding buildings. Put Tallinn Town Hall at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tallinn trip itinerary planner.
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  • We entered the first time in the square which was occupied by an outdoor market, which takes place once or twice a week. Characteristic of this market for crafts, however did not allow us to appreciate the square and various buildings. We passed again the next day and the square was cleared and the impressions were great. From here radiate through the main streets of the city of Tallinn. Very animated to the many bars and restaurants that surround it, is dominated by the town hall tower, 61.5 meters high, on the Baroque Spire is a weathervane depicting a medieval soldier, known as Vana Toomas (Old Thomas) and symbol of the city. I'll leave it to you to read the story of this character. Among the principal buildings overlooking the square is certainly the Raeapteegi point, the pharmacy established in 1422 and which can be visited. Interesting fact: in one of the corners of the square there is a Pole on which are posted signs indicating the different directions in which are located the main streets of Tallinn. You can see in my photos.
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  • This is the main square of Tallinn, visit necessarily, there is always teeming with life, many cafes and restaurants with delicious food.
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  • The square is so beautiful surrounded by very old buildings and with a stunning church,the square has very good restaurants and bars,it is wonderful at night when it is lit up. 
  • Beautiful town hall building with a town square all around it. Lots of patios around the square however they are a tourist trap and over price. You are better to walk a block away from the square.
  • Great spot to appreciate 360° old town architecture 🙌 if you can get here in the early morning or late afternoon/night, the crowds are hectic during the day, specially lunch.
  • +Good atmosphere +Friendly staff +Good food +Nice decor -Touristy -Very dark so difficult to see the food
  • Nice but nothing special town hall, while square is really beautiful.
  • Beautiful town hall, well worth the climb to the top of the tower
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