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Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn

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Must see · World heritage site · Neighborhood · Other
Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Arrange your visit to Tallinn Old Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tallinn using our Tallinn road trip site.
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  • Considering everything this nation has been through in the last 100 years the way the Old town is kept is exceptional. Very gladly surprised.  more »
  • Old town square is typical if that found in most European cities full of shops snd restaurants and churches. Not too crowded when we were there. We found it amazing to learn how many times Estonia...  more »

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