Town Hall Square, Tallinn

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Surrounded by shops, restaurants, historical buildings, and its namesake structure, Town Hall Square 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. Add Town Hall Square and other attractions to your Tallinn trip itinerary using our Tallinn trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's a nice Town Hall Square with pretty colourful buildings and a nice Town Hall. Hard to miss when you're visiting the Old Town.  more »
  • Tallinn is one of the well known cities in Europe. Both Historical and Commercial sectors come together in Tallinn. Many squares and Monuments that you can see. Many artfully built monuments that you ...  more »

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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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