10 essential places to visit in Tallinn - Street Travelers - Travels - 2020

10 essential places to visit in Tallinn

This list of places to visit in Tallinn, will help you prepare a trip to one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Capital of Estonia, with a beautiful and small old town, a World Heritage Site, Tallinn is the perfect city to visit and enjoy on a weekend.
Based on the experience of our trip to Tallinn and Helsinki in 4 days, we have made a list of what we believe are the 10 places to see in Tallinn essential. We start!

1. Town Hall Square

Raekoja plats or Town Hall Square is the heart of the historic center and one of the places to visit in Tallinn more beautiful. This square-shaped square is surrounded by beautiful colored facades belonging to medieval buildings of the prosperous merchants of the time. The jewel of the square is the fantastic Gothic Town Hall, built in 1404 and with a tower 64 meters high from which you will have privileged views of the square and the old town.
Another interesting building is located at number 11 of the square and is the Burchart Pharmacy or Raeapteek, one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, which preserves many objects from its beginnings and is a highly recommended visit.
If your visit is in winter, it is in this square where one of the best Christmas markets in Europe is mounted and in summer, depending on the day of the week, you can find another market with stalls of handicrafts and local products.
A good option to know the history of the city is to book this visit for its most interesting places with a guide in Spanish or this private tour.

2. The Walls

The more than 2 kilometers of original walls that surround the old town, is another of the most impressive places to see in Tallinn. To complete the defense of the city, 35 large circular-plan watchtowers were built, joining the different pieces of wall, of which 25 are preserved with their characteristic red cone-shaped roof. In addition, the wall had six access doors, among which the spectacular Viru Gate still stands out, which you cannot miss.
One of the best experiences of the city is to walk along the wall from Nunna Torn or Torre de la Monja to Sauna Torn or Torre de la Sauna.

Olde Hansa

If you have more time in the city, you can invest it by booking an excursion to the Lahemaa National Park located one hour from Tallinn and one of the most beautiful natural areas in Estonia.
Another option is to take a ferry to cross the Baltic Sea and visit Helsinki in one day.

Map of the best places to see in Tallinn

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