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Destination Tallinn

WHY TO VISIT TALLIN

Imagine a city with a virtually intact medieval village, red roofs and old fortified walls, noble palaces, narrow streets with craft shops, some impressive basilicas, a castle. This is Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, a trendy destination but never excessive, open and relaxed. Small (it takes a few hours to visit it) but with so many things to see is the ideal destination for a weekend far from the classic European cities.

Enjoy the Old Town which winds around the Town Hall Square, a must-see point for any visit to Tallinn. Discover the history of the city through the Vene and Pikk Tanav streets, with the buildings of the ancient guilds and the Passage of Santa Caterina, an extraordinary architectural glance. Stop and meditate for a few minutes in the three churches of the city: Holy Spirit, St. Olav and the Orthodox Cathedral. If you are hungry, challenge your stomach with the Estonian cuisine with its stewed meat, sauerkraut and potato dishes.

And if you have seen everything in a few hours, start the tour again or take a walk in front of the clear and frozen waters of the Baltic Sea. More than the things built by men, this is the landscape that never tires and reconciles with oneself and nature.

WHAT TO SEE IN TALLIN

Top attractions not to be missed are:

  • Tallinn Old Town
  • Toompea Hill
  • Town Hall and Square
  • Patkuli Viewing Platform
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Town Wall
  • Oleviste Church
  • Viru Gates and Square
  • St. Catherine's Passage
  • Long Street (Pikk tanav)
  • Rotermann Quarter
  • Russalka

Following instead some hidden spots of the city that only locals know!

  • Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster)
  • Park of Kadriorg
  • St Olaf's Church Viewplatform
  • Kohtu Viewplatform
  • Väike-Õismäe
  • Uus Maailm

WHEN TO GO TO TALLIN

Best period to visit Tallinn is from May to September.

Following a list of main events and typical festivals and celebrations of Tallin.

HOW TO REACH AND MOVE IN TALLIN

The main airport is the Tallin International Airport

public transport

download the transportation map

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WHAT TO DO IN TALLIN

typical dishes of Tallin are:

  • Sült (jellied veal).
  • Valmistusained (Sauerkraut, usually served with Verivorst, black pudding sausage).
  • Täidetud vasikarind (roast stuffed shoulder of veal).
  • Rosolje (vinaigrette with herring and beets).
  • Verivorst (blood sausage).
  • Kiluvõileib (sprat and egg sandwitch).
  • Mulgipuder (Potato and groats porridge typically served with bacon).
  • Kohuke (freshly pressed sweet curd covered in chocolate or caramel).
  • Black bread
  • Saku beer
  • Eesti Kali (fermented drink made from bread).

typical souvenirs of Tallin are:

  • Handicrafts dishes, glass, pottery or knitwear
  • Chests and wooden toys and woodcrafts
  • Wool sweaters of the jacquard
  • Linen hats, pants and shirts
  • Embroidered tablecloths
  • Amber and silver jewelry
  • Soviet memorabilia
  • Klarett spiced wine, Vana Tallinn liqueur, Johvika cranberry-flavoured liqueur

The main theatre of Tallin is the Estonian National Opera.

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