For people who have travelled brought Europe , it might look like another town with cobbled streets, medieval houses and very unassuming restaurants , but the beauty is , if you visit when it is quiet especially early in the morning ( when there are no vehicles around or tourists) , it does give you a truly medieval feel , especially the castle.
In the evening, you have locals dressed up in medieval costume trying to attract you to their shop or restaurant, I felt like I was in the middle of a huge Hollywood set where a medieval period film was being shot.
A part of the town hall houses a very dimly lit( with candles) medieval style pub house with stone tables serving beer in an earthenware cup and elk soup. I very much liked the atmosphere.
Many parts reminded me of Prague , Bordeaux, Florence , but when I visited in the morning , it was a true period feel.
Plenty of restaurants at he own square - pricey and less tasty than the restaurants in the side streets. But do enjoy the atmosphere with a beer. For food , go to the side street restaurants - more tasty and authentic and very cheap.
I had lunch in the backyard of a restaurant which had clothes drying on the lines above you. Never been to a restaurant decorated that way. A very cosy and homely feel.
Plenty of clubs and bars as well , don't miss - class pub , it has a live band, try Venus club as well (pronounced as "whenuus") lovely local people, became friends with a few and joined them for club hopping.
There were some mobile snack carts - again medieval style.
At the town hall square - visit restoran Troika, they serve vodka in an ice glass ( so drink it before the glass melts) with a scoop of red caviar - I think it's called " pososok". After drinking it , u through the glass behind you - don't worry , you are not littering - just melts away.
I stayed in Tallinn for 3 nights and all the 4 days and nights , I was hanging out at the old town, just
simply couldn't get enough of the place.
There are few viewing platforms from where u get an aerial view of the town - I wouldn't have been to those places, but for the Tallinn friend who showed me around(met her just the previous day and became friends.)
Definitely , the best attraction of Tallinn and most exciting and interesting.3 days was not enough for me .
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