Architecturally magnificent. There are so many old buildings to admire and again they were so colourful.
Tallinn isn't a huge city, but it has an expansive and impressive old town that you can see most of from the top of the hill. The view will transport you back in time and it's well worth it any time of the year!
The best approach is up Pikk Jalg, a steep cobbled road past lovely buildings. The Hill has lovely old streets and buildings, 2 wonderful churches and lots of excellent viewpoints in all directions - over the old town and the out to the port area where you can see the cruise ships
The Toompea has several viewing points, each with excellent views of the city below, but the most spectacular is from the end of Kohtu where the old city is spread out below. Take time to visit the artisans’ shops, there is some excellent work done by local artists, we particularly liked the drawings. The back streets have interesting architectural features... More
Walk up Long Leg Street to the top of Toompea Hill overlooking Old Town Tallinn for an amazing photo shoot. On the way a visit to Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral is a must.Toompea Hill is the home of the Estonian Parliament and numerous foreign embassies. While taking in the sites and architectural wondrers take time to visit St. Mary's... More
There are a couple of viewing points that afford a great view of the city and harbor, and the castle area has some history. I used Rick Steves' Scandinavia book for his walking tour, which I thought was good, but I would recommend a guide or book to make sure you see and appreciate the highlights.
We got into talinn early, before market stalls were erected and most shops were open, I don't remember it taking long, or being difficult to ascend up toompea hill, but by the time we reached the top, the crowds had formed. "Traditional" street sellers aplenty with a few tricksters about for good measure, so keep your wits about you. Like... More
This is an amazing place. Visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, visit the old post office, see the Lutheran church, have lunch in one of the excellent wine bars and cafes, take photos of the city.
This is the place to get the feel of the town and begin to understand its history. The architecture and cobble streets add to the rich understanding of what life was hundreds of years ago in Tallinn.
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