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This historic square has served as a marketplace since the eleventh century and features a pharmacy that has been operating since 1422.
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Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There was a craft fair on Friday and Saturday in late June. No idea when or how often it takes place. It just appeared magically one day. Huge selection of crafts and large number of vendors. Even women stitching traditional patterns. Definitely worth catching.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to the Town hall square for the last 4 days and so far there has been a market every day. Plenty of local wares and all stall holders in local costume. Stage in centre for local music or other entertainment. Surrounded by attractive...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JohnCracknell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large square with lots of shops and restaurants to try out. Pretty restored buildings painted in a variety of colors and very friendly people. The say the are the friendliest people in Europe. Several side streets of the main square with more shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely town square with shopping and many places to eat and people watch! Beautiful restored building with lots of color. We also did a walking tour that was very interesting.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Imapepper79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here both on a Monday and during the weekend and enjoyed both visits. The weekend was obviously busier but had the market which offered some interesting buying opportunities. The Monday visit was more peaceful and less crowded, offering a better chance to appreciate...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at a restaurant on the square. After lunch we went out to the square and did a bit of shopping. The square was filled with stalls, but we looked for the artisan stalls, hand made goods. I bought a beautiful wood box...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lars_92705
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the original market square, for which it is still used today - where you can people watch and buy a variety of different goods. Always bustling and always full of life, it forms the very heart and centre of the old town, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the original marketplace square in medieval times. Now it's still a popular spot for markets, festivals, concerts and more. The square is surrounded with medieval buildings now containing a variety of shops, cafes, and even the oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe. Usually...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One could easily spend an hour here, sitting at a cafe watching the activites. Besides the town hall there are many restaurants, the oldest pharmacy in the country and some wonderful architecture. the square is crowded from about 10 am onwards. This was where the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice square with lots of bars etc surrounding. There was a market on when we were in Tallinn which was nice to walk around and meant could buy a hat (very warm day). Well worth a visit and you always seem to end up back...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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P8460GWmikel
May 29, 2019|
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Response from pamelaf268 |
Probably not very close. In the old town the streets are very narrow and mostly closed to cars. Ask at a hotel for parking outside of old town and then walk around.
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Air B&B was excellent.
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Response from Kristjan126 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the market is good, but I think You will spend there 2-3 hours, not a day. Outdoor ice ring is in the OldTown on Harju street, Can recommend . Try to enjoy Tallinn old town, but also seaside with seaplane harbour... More
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