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Viru Square, Tallinn

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Remaining outside the old city walls at the entrance to a hotel and the names occur next to drive a large shopping center. the Select destination in the early and by bus or tram ride
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  • Here is a real centre of the city, where locals meet to celebrate, or manifest they opinions. Sadly mostly not much happens :/  more »
  • Also there is a flower market and dozens of pergolas for coffee, eat something, buy souvenirs or clothes, although it seems that these latest stores have too much activity.
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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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