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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Viru Square by using our Tallinn visit planner .
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  • August 11, 2017
    Great transport hub and nice parks around, however I did not enjoy my time there very much as it is not very clean.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Good place, energy there amazing! And what there selling flowers, eyes not very beautiful! And in the evening sky and those towers, guys, it's fantastic!
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  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful entry to great well preserved old town. A must see when in Tallinn. Particularly like all the little flower stalls before the gates.  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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