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Viru Square, Tallinn

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Walk through Viru Square and take a step back in time. Built in the 14th century, the gate's twin towers were once part of a complex fortification system that protected the bustling trading heart of Tallinn. Most of the walls are gone, but the towers stand as a proud monument to the city's history and mark a gateway between its modern center and the old town. In the vicinity of the gate is a great selection of cafes, restaurants, and shops where you can buy souvenirs. When flowers are in bloom, colorful stalls full of them add a special touch to the gate. The gate is a great starting point for a tour of the historic center of Tallinn on foot or by catching a romantic ride on a horse-drawn carriage. To visit Viru Square and get the most from your holiday in Tallinn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tallinn trip itinerary maker.
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  • don't necessarily come out of your way to see this but if you are nearby then sure check it out it is a decent place to sit and have a beer or a coffee maybe and people watch or read some tourist maps...  more »
  • This is where we started our familiarity with the old town. As most tourists. Otsjudy you start to dive into its remarkable atmosphere, nadoglo remaining in memory.
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  • Back in its hay day the square was the centre of Tallinn. However due to reconstruction of the area, all that remains is a roundabout and viru shopping centre has taken its place.  more »