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“Spent all my time in Tallinn exploring this fantastic town - would do it again”
Review of Tallinn Old Town

Tallinn Old Town
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Best of Tallinn - 3-hour Private Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 256 things to do in Tallinn
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

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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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed in a hotel, just 5 minutes walk away from the old town. There is so much to see and to do, you can easily walk around for a few days. And enough restaurants and cafes to choose from for drinks and food. We hadn't even time to visit the new town, so we certainly will come back for another experience.

Thank Belgy11
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a jewel of a town. Lots to see and do. Start by just walking around soaking up the town square, old buildings and blind side streets winking at you to venture down. Every twist and turn a new discovery. Every shop or restaurant a new experience. Lots of quirky little shops and museums all confined within Tallinn's medieval walls. I was only in Old town for a day, but I would go back again and again - to discover new aspects and make new memories.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We got up very early because of the time difference, and walked at 6 am. by 9 am we finished the review of the old city.
Very cozy and quiet place. a few days later we celebrated the new year on a square near the Town Hall. it was fun

Thank Olga K
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Walked from ship to old town. Fantastic reconditioned medieval walled town. Used Rick Steve's
Book for walking tour, and it was perfect. Spend time and money on beer, vodka and various food, including blini and bear meat. 84 year old in-law made the walk, so not too hard, even by American standards. Good time, and for you cigar aficionados, there is a place down from main square with good cigars, young girls and old whiskey.

Thank Tuleguy
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