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Ranked #1 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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 #2 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
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Ranked #3 of 19 Landmarks 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 #4 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 19 Landmarks 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 #6 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
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Ranked #8 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Viru Gates were built in the 14thC, and the towers still standing today are only a part of the original structure. Viru Gates... more » Owner description: Viru Gates were built in the 14thC, and the towers still standing today are only a part of the original structure. Viru Gates are located in the eastern section of the town wall. The main tower of the gates was built in its initial form in 1345-1355. Today, Viru Gates are one of the entrances into the Old Town leading to numerous shops and restaurants in Viru Street. « less
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Ranked #9 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This round, low cannon tower served many purposes in the past such as a storehouse, barracks and prison; today, it houses the... more » Owner description: This round, low cannon tower served many purposes in the past such as a storehouse, barracks and prison; today, it houses the Maritime Museum that chronicles the history of the shipping and fishing industry in Estonia. « less
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Ranked #11 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
  • Old Town Lookout 11/26/2014
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 #12 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: This memorial, completed to mark the 100th birthday of beloved national author A. H. Tammsaare (1878-1940), is situated in... more » Owner description: This memorial, completed to mark the 100th birthday of beloved national author A. H. Tammsaare (1878-1940), is situated in Tammsaare park in central Tallinn. The writer is depicted in a pensive mood sitting on a bench. In choosing the location of the memorial, the authorities bore in mind that the New Market that once stood where the park is today was a favourite spot of the author's, where he loved to observe people. The memorial was designed by sculptor Jaak Soans and architect Rein Luup. « less
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Ranked #13 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: This monument, erected on the Suur Rannavarav bastion in Tallinn, recalls one of the most tragic events in recent history: it... more » Owner description: This monument, erected on the Suur Rannavarav bastion in Tallinn, recalls one of the most tragic events in recent history: it is dedicated to those who lost their lives on the 'Estonia' ferry which sank on the night of 28 September 1994 between Tallinn and Stockholm. « less
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Ranked #15 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
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Ranked #16 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
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Ranked #17 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: This memorial, located at Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds, is to beloved Estonian composer, choir conductor and singer Gustav... more » Owner description: This memorial, located at Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds, is to beloved Estonian composer, choir conductor and singer Gustav Ernesaks (1908-1993). It was unveiled on 3 July 2004 during the opening concert of the 24th National Song Festival. It was designed by Ekke Vali and Vello Lillemets.Did you know...?*The very first national song festival was held in Tartu in 1869 « less
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Ranked #18 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
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Ranked #19 of 19 Landmarks in Tallinn
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: Maarjamae Memorial is a complex of different memorials located in Maarjamae, Tallinn.The central object of the memorial is... more » Owner description: Maarjamae Memorial is a complex of different memorials located in Maarjamae, Tallinn.The central object of the memorial is the 35 metre-tall Ice Raid obelisk. The obelisk was completed in 1960 and the authors thereof were Mart Port and Lembit Tolli. There is also the Square of Ceremonies in the complex, designed in 1975 by Allan Murdmaa, Peep Janes, Rein Kersten, et al. There are dolomite handprints above the Eternal Flame for the victims of war and bronze “Perishing Seagulls” in two facets between the symbols of two powers. « less
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