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Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

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Address: Narva maantee 95, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
Phone Number: 372 611 2102

Site where the All-Estonian Song Festivals have been held since 1928 along...

Site where the All-Estonian Song Festivals have been held since 1928 along with concerts, festive ceremonies, exhibitions, open-air performances and other cultural events throughout the year.

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I was really moved and inspired. This is where the Estonians defied the Soviet Union in 1988 and where every five years an enormous song festival is held.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to visit the site where the Singing Revolution occurred between 1987 and 1991 that led to the independence of Estonia. There is statue of Gustav Ernesaks, whose song became the unofficial national anthem during the Soviet occupation.

Thank catsforkids
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the festival. Huge amount of good people around and very positive atmosphere. Had a super great time!!! recon

Thank naana2016
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Festival Grounds are touted by many of the local tour operators as a "must-see" whilst in Tallinn. If there is nothing on the go, they aren't really. A large, grassed slope (well cared for) looking down onto what is a vast, empty stage, Certainly nothing to give any background to the role the place played in Estonia's independence from... More 

Thank PhilipCJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...this is a vey interesting place to visit. This location played a major role in the fight for independence from the Soviet occupation. It's still a major performance venue.

Thank Bruce S
North Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot is especially nice if you know the political history. It is free to enter if there is not a performance going on. There are tables with some souvenirs.

Thank Esther P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We strolled the concert from the Old Town and the grounds are great. Easy to get in and plenty to eat and drink. We had a good view half way back from the stage. Great evening and a great convert

Thank Kirsty E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The history behind the Tallinn Song Festival and the role the festival played in the independence movement for the country is remarkable. It's moving and impressive and if you can see photos of one of the events, or locals explain the importance and emotion of the event, you will appreciate its importance. But if tour guides tell you it is... More 

Thank binduAustralia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had a brilliant time at this concert. Our experience was definitely enhanced by the efforts of the organisers at the Song Grounds. Despite the huge numbers of people there, there were plenty of toilets (very important!) and loads of food and drink stalls at reasonable prices. We were able to walk freely around the grounds (super sea views from... More 

Thank FrenchCamper
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I was really moved and inspired. This is where the Estonians defied the Soviet Union in 1988 and where every five years an enormous song festival is held.

Thank bobca1947
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Lauluväljak by itself is a bit away from the center and a bit boring in itself. Yes, you can look at the funky architecture, but if you are not attending an event (Song festival, X-mas market or a concert) there is not pretty much one can do. Recently a nerve-tickling-bungee type activity has been introduced. One can swing from the... More 

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