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Viru Gates, Tallinn

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Step right into the heart of Tallinn's urban center and access the city's historical sights from Viru Gates. The square connects all of the city's major roads and main public transportation lines, and it's a gateway to the old town. Throughout history the square was the city's main gathering place and the center of activity. Reconstruction at the beginning of the 20th century transformed the area into a transportation and shopping hub. Apart from visiting an array of stores, you can stop by a bar or restaurant for refreshment or a fine meal. Browse the surrounding area for a selection of souvenirs and be sure to visit some of the flower shops that the neighborhood is famous for. Before you head to Tallinn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tallinn route planner , to make sure you see all that Tallinn has to offer, including Viru Gates.
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  • Well maintained. This part of Old town is full of shops and modern stores and full of life. Always buzzing with tourists.  more »
  • everyday was our ride into the old town and every day the old doors perfectly restored have fascinated
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  • The entrance to the old city ... beautiful, day and night, outside the old city and from the inside (hence the namesake hotel). One of the symbols of Tallinn.
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  • Only a ferry ride across the gulf of Finland (2 hrs from Helsinki). Wow! what a beautiful old city. Small enough to walk around in one day. Estonians are so friendly and kind. Even if they can't speak English, they are so genuinely interested in you (even when you don't buy anything), although we did buy quite a few things. The food was good too. We'd like to visit again.
  • Wonderful Finnish market with craft foods and beverages. Very friendly vendors in historic setting. Enjoy!!
  • One of the places you can enter the old town. The towers are actually only the foregates of what was a much more complex gate system built in the 14th century. You can go even upstairs for 3 euros. Worth to see, so definitely highly recommend.
  • The Gate to the old down. Great view, great start :D
  • The Old Town is like a fairy tale when there's the snow
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