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Toompea Hill, Tallinn

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Home to medieval castle fortifications, a host of churches, and the seat of Estonia's parliament, Toompea Hill has represented the epicenter of power for Tallinn's rulers throughout history. You can make your way from the lower portion of the World Heritage-listed old town to the top of the hill via a long cobbled walkway. You'll pass by a ninth-century fortress that houses the seat of the national government, the Russian Orthodox cathedral, and the 124 m (407 ft) tall church of St. Olaf. For a basic tour of the upper town, follow the remains of the city's walls around their perimeter, stopping for photos at the viewing platforms along the way. See Toompea Hill and all Tallinn has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tallinn journey planner.
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  • This area is about 20-30 metres higher than its surroundings. In the folklore it’s known as the „tumulus mound over the grave of Kalev.” It has a rich history and today it’s the center of the... 
    This area is about 20-30 metres higher than its surroundings. In the folklore it’s known as the „tumulus mound over the grave of Kalev.” It has a rich history and today it’s the center of the...  more »
  • An amazing view of the old town. Not too crowded, but I happened to be there when a group of tourists passed by. 
    An amazing view of the old town. Not too crowded, but I happened to be there when a group of tourists passed by.  more »
  • If you go for a walk in the City this is the place to walk. It is just beautiful. Also, it has a great cathedral you should stick your head into. 
    If you go for a walk in the City this is the place to walk. It is just beautiful. Also, it has a great cathedral you should stick your head into.  more »
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  • You need to visit this hill if you're coming to tallin.
  • The Toompea hill and Castle are located near the famous Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and it’s also 10 minutes walking distance from the Old town main square. We didn’t visit the building inside, and we saw there were English tours that you could book, but we won’t had enough time and we decided to walk around and check the beautiful views that this place has from Tallinn old town city and we think it’s a nice place to explore a little more if you have more time. Eli: 5 / Serge: 5 Recommended: Yes, the area has a beautiful view even if you don’t visit the places inside. Tips: - Comfortable shoes are recommended, since the pavement of the Old Town streets, in general, are made with paving stones.
  • It is small hillock 10 minutes walking from Old town. Has estonian patliament and Alexander Church here. The viewpiints of old city are must go on this hillock.roads are made of paving stones and can be difficult if you have a baby and stroller. Whole hillock can be explored on foot.
  • Certainly worth to visit, must see. The place, the view and surroundings are charmful
  • If you go up to the hill before the sun starts to set, the view from the hill gives you a wonderful view and opportunity to get a shot of Old Town Tallinn. Of course you can go up to the hill whenever you please, but the setting sun actually casts a shadow over the viewing platform, which means there's a pesky shadow.

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