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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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  • The central square, which is plenty of public transport (bus, tram). A lot of shops, cafes, restaurants nearby. Interesting souvenir shops
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  • One of the most fascinating places in Tallinn, to enjoy day (preferably with some snow) but especially in the evening when the lighting makes it even more beautiful ... visited in early February 2018.
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  • Recommend a visit to the Christmas market on Town Hall square of Tallinn old town, here you can taste national dishes and Estonian cuisine and try mulled wine and just buy a souvenir souvenirs!
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