Tallinn Old Town
Tallinn’s Old Town is the main landmark of the Estonian capital. Despite the preserved spirit of the Middle Ages, it is not a museum at all. In 1997, the old town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which gave a new boost to development.
What is Old Tallinn famous for?
Old Tallinn is home to museums, art galleries and exhibition halls. Many medieval buildings are now open to visitors – there are cafes and restaurants. In summer, the Old Town Days and the Medieval Days are held in the ancient squares and streets with mass festivities and costumed performances.
The center of the historic part of Tallinn is the Town Hall Square. In the warmer months, concerts are held on the square and restaurants open their outdoor terraces. In winter, the space in front of the Town Hall turns into a Christmas market, and next to the Christmas tree appears the house of Santa Claus.
Tallinn’s Old Town is a favorite place for photographers and young couples. The former can capture the unique views of the Estonian capital as a memento. The latter will enjoy a romantic stroll through the narrow streets. By the way, the best views of the historic center are from Toompea – the upper part of the old city.