Capital of Estonia
Tallinn a capital with cultural richness

The Capital of Estonia, Tallinn is located on the Baltic Sea. It retains its old charm of the Old Town with cobblestone streets, home to many shops, cafes and restaurants.

The Gothic Town Hall sits in Tallinn’s main square, and one of the main attractions is the 13th century St Nicholas Church. It is a capital with cultural richness, that delights travelers from around the world. Let us concentrate on at the most popular tourist attractions.

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View from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform in Tallinn

View from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform in Tallinn

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Located on the northern side of Toompea Hill, it provides the best view of the city with its red roof and the towers of the Old Town, as well as the amazing modern skyscrapers of the newer part of this city.

On the background on the Gulf of Finland you may see the port and the Pirita district. Unforgettable views are guaranteed all year round, whatever the weather.

Estonian Maritime Museum

Estonian Maritime Museum

Estonian Maritime Museum

Located in Seaplane harbor, this is the most exiting maritime museum in Europe. They display about 200 genuine items; a real submarine called Lembit, an old icebreaker called Suur Tõll, that is a century old, and a seaplane called Short 184, one of the oldest ships found in Estonia and much more.

This is a day tour for the whole family, where you may go on a submarine trip, visit the large aquarium, going to the cinema and many other attractions.

Tallinn Television Tower

Located in Pirita, this is Estonia’s tallest tower with 314-meter height. It is a touristic center of culture and leisure.

You have a panoramic view from 170 meters with a brasserie-restaurant on the 22nd floor.

Interactive multimedia introducing you to Tallinn and Estonia, attractions for children, a mini TV studio and gift shop.

Kalev Chocolate Shop

Located in Mastery in Rotermann Quarter, here you may observe masters of chocolate making at work and even become a master yourself. There is an interesting exhibition of old Sweet mastery. Everybody can participate of the Marzipan workshop at a minimal cost, if booked in advance.

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St Olaf's Church in Tallinn

This biggest medieval structure in Tallinn, takes its name from the sainted Norwegian king Olav II Haraldsson.

The church was first built in 1267, and became one of the main churches in the Lower Town with its own congregation, which at first mostly comprised Scandinavian merchants and craftsmen and few Estonians.

The evangelical preaching of the chaplain of the church of these days, Zacharias Hasse, led to the start of the reformation in Tallinn in 1523.

Estonian Open Air Museum

Estonian Open Air Museum

Estonian Open Air Museum

Called Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum, just a few minutes from downtown Tallinn, is the wonderful place showing the rural architecture and way of life.

The 14 farms in the museum provide an idea of how families from different strata of society lived in 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. In each village there is a church, an inn, a school, a fire station, shops and mills.

This is the place to ride horses or try a typical Estonian meal, as well as buying handicrafts.

This museum is open year-round.

Kumu Art Museum

This is the Estonia’s Art Museum. It has a library open to all visitors and may permanent exhibitions, the Gallery of Modern Art, and auditorium and an educational center.

Bastion Passages Old Town

The mysterious passages were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries. Then parks were established on the Ingrian and Swedish bastions. In these passages, a train to the future takes you to the year 2219, another one takes you back to the 17th century. 

Kadriorg Park

This is the most outstanding park in Estonia, covering around 70 hectares. The most popular sections for a stroll are the flower beds surrounding the Swan Pond at the promenade leading to the Presidential palace. Visit several museums in the park as well as several monuments by renowned sculptors.

Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn Estonia

Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn Estonia

Telliskivi Loomelinnak

Meaning Creative City, it is located on a former industrial complex, next to the Balti railway Station, in the Capital of Estonia. This is the largest designer center in Tallinn, with many ateliers, studios, creative companies and offices of artists.

Here you’ll find many shops offering interior design and natural products, as well as cafes and restaurants. Every Saturday they host a flea market.

Please visit the Estonia Official Website

Map of Estonia showing Tallinn on the Baltic Coast

Map of Estonia showing Tallinn on the Baltic Coast

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kadriorg by teichler
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