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Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Address: Narva maantee 95, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
Phone Number: 372 611 2102
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Ranked #37 of 159 Attractions in Tallinn
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Site where the All-Estonian Song Festivals have been held since 1928...
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Site where the All-Estonian Song Festivals have been held since 1928 along with concerts, festive ceremonies, exhibitions, open-air performances and other cultural events throughout the year.
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Portland, Maine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After reading the history of Estonia and learning about the Singing Revolution, I had to visit. It was a cold and rainy day. I went by bus. For most of the time, I was the only person there. I walked up the steep hill to take this photo. This place was the most moving site visit I had in Tallin.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Read up on the Singing Revolution before coming here or you won't know what all the fuss is about. Many sightseeing bus tours of Tallinn stop here for a photo stop, because of its huge national significance. It was here in Summer 1988 where over 1/4 of the population gathered to sing and start the ball rolling for independence. It... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I understand that this place has a history very poignant to the Estonian people but I trekked it out that way on foot expecting a 'wow' moment and got an empty outdoor stadium. At least I got some exercise I guess.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

According to the Estonians this venue is of great importance as it was home to the singing revolutions that led to the overthrow of the soviet rule. After that many international concerts were hosted in that stadium which has a huge capacity. Other than the historical value you can enjoy the nature scenery nearby

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you know the history of the importance of Estonia's singing tradition, in maintaining national identity and in gaining independence, you will especially enjoy seeing this huge grounds. Every five years tens of thousands of people gather here to sing, and just before independence it was two or three hundred thousand. To appreciate it, first see the film "The Singing... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having just attended one of the most awe inspiring events of my life, XXVI Laulupidu – Aja puudutus. Puudutuse aeg, I must award this festival ground 5 stars. Perhaps there is a place to rate the actual festival but this is all I could find so my review goes here. I can see how when empty, the festival grounds might... More 

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Riga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Spacey open-air concert venue but not covered, so no chance to stay cozy in case of rain. If not sure about weather bring an umbrella and warm jacket with you

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Turku, Western Finland, Finland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I've noticed that many people here have said that there's nothing to see here but they have missed something important. This place is a huge part of Estonian history in the long run. Go there and imagine the people singing there for their country and freedom. Then you will understand and see its beauty.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We came here as part of the tour for our day trip during our cruise. I am sure during a concert or live music this is the place to be. But on a weekday at 9 AM, just save the time and find other things to do. I am sure my opinion would change if some huge concert was in... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went there as part of a tour. All you really see is a large white open air concert shell. Look at the picture in the guidebook and then move on. Not worth going just to visit. If you have tickets to a festival that is entirely different as it would be a great place to hear music.

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