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Ranked #1 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Owner description: This jumble of 14th- and 15th-century architecture with its medieval walls, needling spires and twisting, cobblestone streets... more » Owner description: This jumble of 14th- and 15th-century architecture with its medieval walls, needling spires and twisting, cobblestone streets is also the site of many of the city's important historic attractions and museums including the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, St. Catherine's Guild and the 15th-century Guildhall that now houses the History Museum. « less
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Ranked #2 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Museums
Owner description: Welcome aboard! Seaplane Harbour is an exciting maritime museum in Tallinn, Estonia for the whole family. Interactive... more » Owner description: Welcome aboard! Seaplane Harbour is an exciting maritime museum in Tallinn, Estonia for the whole family. Interactive exhibition includes mid-1930s UK built submarine Lembit, waterplane Short 184, old seaplane hangars, cannons, yachts, 100-year-old ice-breaker Suur Toll and much more. And while you are here already, take a look at one of the nicest souvenir shops in Tallinn or eat local food at our restaurant. « less
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Ranked #3 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the... 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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Ranked #4 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This historic square has served as a marketplace since the eleventh century and features a pharmacy that has been operating... more » Owner description: This historic square has served as a marketplace since the eleventh century and features a pharmacy that has been operating since 1422. « less
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Ranked #5 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Originally built in 1250 and considered the tallest building in Europe during the Middle Ages, this city landmark is now used... more » Owner description: Originally built in 1250 and considered the tallest building in Europe during the Middle Ages, this city landmark is now used by both Baptist and Methodist congregations. « less
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Ranked #6 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: Measuring nearly 250 scenic acres, this urban park features the symmetrical Swan Lake and a promenade leading to the Kadriorg... more » Owner description: Measuring nearly 250 scenic acres, this urban park features the symmetrical Swan Lake and a promenade leading to the Kadriorg Palace. « less
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Ranked #7 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Owner description: The view from Tallinn TV Tower is unique in Estonia as well as in all of Northern Europe. Under your feet are the woods of... more » Owner description: The view from Tallinn TV Tower is unique in Estonia as well as in all of Northern Europe. Under your feet are the woods of Muuga. The captivating Tallinn Old Town and the glistening Baltic Sea in all of its majestic glory are off in the distance. When Estonia was still behind the Iron Curtain, this was for many Estonians a window on the free world - at night one could even catch sight of the lights of Helsinki. To illustrate the view, visitors can use multimedia screens: to increase the area visible in it or seeing what the place looked like in the past. It is a view that must be seen. And - experienced! « less
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Ranked #9 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1900 and named after the Russian hero who defeated the Teutonic... more » Owner description: This onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1900 and named after the Russian hero who defeated the Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century. « less
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Ranked #10 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums
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Ranked #11 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Within just a 15-minute drive from the center of Tallinn there is a delightful place – the Estonian Open Air Museum that... more » Owner description: Within just a 15-minute drive from the center of Tallinn there is a delightful place – the Estonian Open Air Museum that invites you to see rural architecture and get acquainted with village life.The 12 farms of the museum show the visitor the life of families of different income and occupation in the 18th-20th centuries. As in anyreal village, there is a church, an inn, a school, a number of mills, a fire station, a village shop and net sheds by the sea.Although 74 buildings have been brought over so far, the museum is far from being completed; it is constantly changing and developing.You can have good time and also learn something at the Estonian Open Air Museum in any season! « less
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Ranked #12 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

The Church of the Holy Spirit holds a special place in Estonian cultural history. It was the first congregation that started holding services in the Estonian language (1531... more »

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Ranked #15 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Museums
Owner description: In Soviet time Hotel Viru was good enough to accommodate foreigners. It also had to be good enough for the KGB ... The museum... more » Owner description: In Soviet time Hotel Viru was good enough to accommodate foreigners. It also had to be good enough for the KGB ... The museum represents a collection of the stories of two worlds. In one of them, mostly existing on paper, happy Soviet people enjoyed a life of plenty and friendship, led by a single wise political party. The other world – the real one – had a nature much more diverse and complicated. « less
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Ranked #17 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #19 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a burial place for noble families since the 13th... more » Owner description: Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a burial place for noble families since the 13th century. « less
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Ranked #20 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Owner description: Rotermann Quarter is located in the very heart of Tallinn, between the Old Town and the city centre, in the historical... more » Owner description: Rotermann Quarter is located in the very heart of Tallinn, between the Old Town and the city centre, in the historical Rotermanni Disctrict - starting point of main travelling roads in Tallinn marks the location as the centre of the city. By it's modern architecture, Rotermann Quarter is considered the New Old Town. Location of Rotermann Quarter allows it to be easily accessed - by tram, by bus, by car, by ships, and by foot. The passenger port of Tallinn is a 3-5 minute walk from the Rotermann Quarter. Coming to Tallinn by ship or by plane, Rotermann is on your way! Rotermann Quarter welcomes everyone! « less
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Ranked #21 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: The 'Russalka' monument is a memorial in classic style to those who lost their lives on the Russian navy vessel of the same... more » Owner description: The 'Russalka' monument is a memorial in classic style to those who lost their lives on the Russian navy vessel of the same name. It is situated just opposite Kadriorg Park in Tallinn. The sculpture, created by Amandus Adamson in 1902, was placed by the sea where the promenade from Kadriorg Palace comes down to meet the Bay of Tallinn. The monument depicts an angel pointing an Orthodox cross in the direction of the sunken ship. Did you know...? *During the Soviet era the Orthodox cross was removed from the statue, which simply indicated the direction of the Russalka with its now empty hand « less
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Ranked #23 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
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Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
Owner description: Patkuli viewing platform is situated in one of the most ancient parts of Tallinn. It has fairytale views of the Old Town and... more » Owner description: Patkuli viewing platform is situated in one of the most ancient parts of Tallinn. It has fairytale views of the Old Town and its towers and walls, all the way down to the port. The stairway leading up to the platform was constructed in 1903. There are 157 steps connecting Toompea to the town below, with the stairway coming out in Toompark by the Shnelli pond. « less
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Ranked #24 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn... more » Owner description: The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications.The exhibition of “Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages” reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a time journey that begins in 1219 and offers experience, information and entertainment. With the help of innovative video- and sound-effects and means of multimedia the birth and evolution of Tallinn, the history of town fortifications and the most significant military events are introduced to the visitor.The time train in the bastion passages takes the tourist to 2219. The other part of the passage display concentrates on the history of the passages.The cafe on the uppermost floor of the tower offers magnificent views of the upper town Toompea, the lower town and the harbor. « less
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Ranked #25 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Religious Sites; Museums
Owner description: Founded in the first half of the 13th century, this church was dedicated to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants and... more » Owner description: Founded in the first half of the 13th century, this church was dedicated to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants and seafarers, remained active as a place of worship until World War II and reopened in 1984 as a subsidiary of the Art Museum of Estonia. « less
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Ranked #26 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The museum’s exposition provides children with excellent basic knowledge about the structure of the human body. Various... more » Owner description: The museum’s exposition provides children with excellent basic knowledge about the structure of the human body. Various models and interactive displays demonstrate how the human body functions. The second part of the museum is informative for both young people and adults – the topic is narcotics and venereal disease. « less
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Ranked #28 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Museums
Owner description: Located in the cannon tower Fat Margaret, this four-story museum features more than 7,000 objects, 30,000 photographs and... more » Owner description: Located in the cannon tower Fat Margaret, this four-story museum features more than 7,000 objects, 30,000 photographs and 15,000 documents all relating to Estonia's maritime history including ship building, navigation instruments, lighthouses, fishery and marine education. « less
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Ranked #30 of 159 attractions in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Shops
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