Explore Tallinn, Estonia

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Explore Tallinn

The oldest medieval city in Europe, Tallinn is the center of Estonian culture and history. Tallinn brings together art, history, friendly faces, and so much more! It is often seen as a city of history with no fun, but that’s not the truth. History abounds in this capital, but it does not lack fun. Make sure to spend a couple of days in Tallinn to enjoy both UNESCO World Heritage sites and modern life with superb restaurants and nightlife. 

Things not to miss in Tallinn

  • Visit 13th-century St. Catherine’s monastery, the oldest building in Tallinn.
  • Stroll about Tallinn Old Town with unique architectural treasures, cobblestone alleys, and cafes.
  • Have the most spectacular view of the city from the observation deck of the Tallinn TV Tower, or dare to walk on the edge of the 314-meter-high tower.
  • Find the symbol of Estonia’s power, Toompea Castle, a pink Baroque palace and home to the Riigikogu (Estonian parliament).
  • Explore all the epochs of Estonian culture at the Estonian Open Air Museum, with 14 farms recreating the rural villages.
  • Feel the mystery of the USSR era by visiting Tallinn’s KGB prison cells with exhibits of historical events.

Eat like a local in Tallinn

  • Feel the blend of exquisite cuisine and decor in Manna La Roosa restaurant.
  • Stop by Maiasmokk Cafe, the oldest in the town, to have a cup of coffee. 
  • Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the stylish cafe Moon and make sure to taste the dishes made of fresh local ingredients.
  • Find the tastiest homemade black bread in Leib Resto ja Aed served with traditional dishes.
  • Visit the world-famous Depeche Mode Bar, which gathers celebrities and fans of the band.
  • Head to Beer House to taste seven original sorts of unfiltered and unpasteurized, snacks, and have fun. 

Where to stay in Tallinn

  • Situated in a UNESCO heritage building, the 5-star Hotel Regent Tallinn will make you enjoy the blend of contemporary comfort and medieval luxury.
  • The modern 4-star Hestia Hotel Kentmanni will please you with gorgeous hotel rooms, interior, and wood detailing.
  • Hidden behind historic limestone walls, 3-star Hotel St. Barbara will make you feel the atmosphere of Tallinn.
  • If you are looking for an affordable and comfortable stay in Tallinn, Academic Hostel will be great.
  • Take a one-day trip from Tallinn to Helsinki and stay in Hotel Indigo Helsinki-Boulevard, an IHG Hotel.

Tallinn hotels map and room prices


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