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Viru Square

Address: Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #39 of 159 Attractions in Tallinn
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Another place worth a visit, easy access and gives a great feel of e place. All sorts of shops. Amber is the biggest seller if that appeals.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,367 attraction reviews
816 helpful votes 816 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Viru Square is on the eastern edge of Tallinn Old Town and one of the main pedestrian routes into the touristic heart of the city. As you approach the twin towers of Viru Gate, built in the 1350's, there are rows of flower shops down one side and some very nice cafés on the other. Kalle Kusta is a great... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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88 reviews 88 reviews
77 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Viru gate together with other gates around the Old Town make up what used to be the wall surrounding the old kingdom. It gave me a thrill thinking that I was walking on and around history of centuries. This square is filled with flower shops since I visited during summer, which gives it such a colorful background. Walking up... More 

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Tromso, Norway
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You`ll find Hesburger, Alko and tobacco stores , taxi station and many flower shops here. Nice area and always a lot of people here. The gate to old town. Right inside you`ll find Mac Donalds. Main street in old town goes up to the main square.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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83 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Viru square is situated by the two towers leading into old town and has a mixture of the Viru shopping centre on one side and the flower stalls on the other. Lots of traditional souvenir stalls and horse carriages in the area. A tourist trap but nice to look at, but prices are the second highest here after the main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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307 attraction reviews
1,395 helpful votes 1,395 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

After our Ho Ho tour we walked through the viru square as it was snowing hard, we bought some hot chocolate from the MacDonald`s for the road and headed to town centre passing many nice shops.

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Naantali, Finland
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283 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I guess 99% of tourists goes to Old Town, if they are visiting Tallinn and 99% of those are going to Viru Square area. Especially summertime full of people, so this is basically centre of everything. Beautiful old buildings, cobble streets and little shops. And don't forget all those bars and restaurants. Must visit in Tallinn!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nice entrance to the Old City Center, where you can take some great photos and buy some flowers for your other half. It is one of the things that best define Tallinn architecture. Can't and shouldn't miss it.

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189 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

A nice square, not to miss as everything is closeby within the old town of Tallinn. The flower stands are beautiful

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Wakefield, MA
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179 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a very pretty and colorful square with lots of flower stalls and other kinds of little shops. The flowers seem to be very reasonably priced compared to other things I saw. There are 2 towers which lead into old town that are very picturesque. It doesn't take very long to see it unless you want to visit some... More 

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