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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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  • Given how extensive are the city walls, the Viru Gate is somewhat disappointing. However it is at the end of one of the streets you must visit so you cannot miss it.  more »
  • A busy square with lots of flower stalls that are worth a look. Plenty of pricey restaurants. Lots of gift shops all selling the same thing.  more »
  • It was a busy place at least when we were there. There was a flower market next to it, and many stores steps away.  more »