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Viru Square

Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #38 of 143 Attractions in Tallinn
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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303 attraction reviews
1,350 helpful votes 1,350 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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253 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Switzerland
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167 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 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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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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South Carolina
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37 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

One of the prettiest squares that i have seen in europe. A highlight of my trip was just sitting here and eating. A must!

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Seljord, Norway
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31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is just outside the entrance to the old town. As far as I could see all there was was a liqeur shop, two exchange offices and lots of flower stands.

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