Top-10 Must-Sees of Tallin
Tallinn is a hidden gem of Europe so make sure to visit before it gets overcrowded by tourists. There are plenty of wonderful attractions to choose from so everyone from history buffs to sports lovers and artists can find something to fall in love with in the Estonian capital.
The Russalka Memorial
The Russalka Memorial is one of the most iconic places in Tallinn. This monument was built in 1902 by Amandus Adamson to honor the people who died in 1893 when Russian warship Rusalka (Mermaid) sank on its way to Finland.
Freedom Square is a very important historic place in Tallinn. This plaza was known as Victory Square during the Soviet era and it hosted all the military parades which celebrated holidays like Victory Day and October Revolution.
Kadriorg Park is one of the biggest and most beautiful parks in Europe. If you want to relax surrounded by nature, you should look no further than here.
Town Hall Square
Tallinn’s Town Hall Square was always the most important part of Tallinn as it has served as a marketplace since the 11th-century. If you are a sucker for Christmas, you must visit the Christmas market which starts late in November.
Toompea Hill is the ultimate spot in Tallinn to take amazing photos and enjoy wonderful views of Tallinn Old Town. It is probably the most popular place among tourists, so make sure to add it to your list as well.
Oleviste Church was built in 1250 and was the tallest building in Europe during the Middle Ages. You must visit if you want to see a true architectural masterpiece. Also, you can go inside of the church as it is still actively used for masses and other ceremonies.
Tallinn Old Town
Your trip to Tallinn is not complete until you walk around cobblestone streets of Tallinn Old Town and enjoy the beautiful buildings which were mostly built in the 14th-15th centuries. Also, some of the best restaurants and cafes are located in Tallinn Old Town, so make sure to find a minute to relax and try traditional Estonian dishes.
Kadriorg Palace is a must-visit for art and history lovers who want to find out more about Estonia’s old days and culture. It is the poshest palace in the country, so if you want to find out how the highest-class people in Estonia used to live, go here.
Kumu Art Museum
Kumu Art Museum is one of the biggest art museums in Northern Europe and a must-visit while staying in Tallinn. All the most important artworks of local artists can be found here, so if you want to understand Estonian art, this is the perfect place.
St Mary’s Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral is a cathedral church built in the 13th-century. This medieval Gothic church is the oldest in Estonia, making it a very important monument. It was originally a Catholic church but was converted to Lutheran in 1561.