The large pedestrian Old Town (Vanalinn) is the heart of Tallinn. Tallinn is a beautiful city that has preserved its history. One of the highlights of Tallinn’s medieval old town. However, there are interesting places in every area of the city. Tallinn is divided into districts, each with its own character and attractions.Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, and since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the city has quickly become a small village in a great empire to the largest city of a small country. The old town is a compact maze of cobblestone streets, historic buildings and great views and has a place in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Many old buildings have been renovated, but generally in a very good way.
A nice and good mix of the atmosphere and ultimately addictive jumble of medieval churches, striking cobbled streets, slender towers, barrel-shaped towers and houses of gabled merchants, which was enclosed once by medieval walls of which sections remain important. Its street plan is confusion of interconnected curved streets and alleys.
From the main square, the Raekoja plats, your best plan is to wander the adjacent streets, that takes your mind, emerging in to the winding streets like Pikk, Lai and Vene that each lined with tall, quietly imperious medieval stores. You must visit the places of interest including the entertaining history displays at the Tallinn City Museum and the show stopping works of medieval art is presented in the Church of St. Nicholas. Above the old town the looms Toompea, the strength of a hill of the German knights and bishops who nominally controlled the city during the Middle Ages. The city used to have 66 towers, of which 19 remain. Some are restaurants or shops, others are offices. The three oldest towers, Nunn, Sauna and Kuldjala, can be visited in summer.
Tallinn is full of museums, covering a wide range of fields of history and nature with art and architecture. For art lovers, museums show a range of established artists, but the scene of the city of art is also alive with constantly changing exhibits in galleries and theaters. Painting, sculpture, graphic art and applied art by lesser known names and new talent from Estonia and abroad are in many places throughout the city, giving a better taste of what is happening now.
The Old Town, Upper and Lower Town are well preserved and restored and well worth the visit.