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Toompea Hill

Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 143 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress... more » Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress with its distinctive defense towers erected in the early 13th century. « less
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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I am so embarrassed by my lack of knowledge of Tallinn, Estonia, but it sure was a pleasant surprise to walk through these old narrow cobblestone streets. The best view in town is up here at Toompea Hill. Just beautiful.

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Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a part of the Old Town in Tallinn with the best views on ...the Old Town in Tallinn ;-) Beautiful orthodox cathedral that makes an impression. You can also find the Dome there, which was a bit of a disappointment for me inside. Still, it's worth walking up the hill. The views compensate for the effort!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Toompea Hill is, as its name implies, a hill and you want your bus or taxi to drop you off here to begin your tour of this wonderful city. At the hill top you will find Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (everyone's idea of what a Russia church should look like) and the Parliament Building. Walk around behind the Parliament Building and... More

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London England
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you can make the effort to walk up to this hill, you will be rewarded with some beautiful views of Tallinn, and some interesting houses in this upper old town.

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Canterbury, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had the great good fortune to have Dmitry from Tours By Locals as our guide for Tallinn. There is so much history here that a knowledgeable guide is a great advantage. He explained and discussed the people and events that made Tallinn what it is today. The buildings and churches are beautifully preserved; the pride of the Estonian people... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

A delightful place to stroll around and there are several lookout points for panoramas across both old Tallinn and the present city

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Good views but not spectacular from the three viewing areas. This area is definitely a must do as there are many buildings worth seeing/ visiting eg St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Dome Church, various embassy buildings, and of course, the viewing areas. Enjoyed the steeper walk down Luhike Jalg. Uneven cobbles could make the walk up the hill difficult for... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is the place to view Tallinn old town - from this place all the best pictures are taken and the winding small street up to the hill is also nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The whole Old Town of Tallinn is lovely. The cobbled streets and walkways are so well preserved and take you back in time. The churches in Toompea are magnificent and a must see! There are places to sit and relax. You have some great views from this area as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was quite a hike to get to the top but all the way surrounded by beautiful buildings and lots of interesting details. On arrival there are a beautiful church, a palace and a good view of the city, perfect for pictures. Recommended

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