Architecture

Tallinn is a city that is always connected with its history, with many neighborhoods provide excellent snapshots at different periods of its past. To see where the city goes into the 21st century. However, take a stroll through the Rotermann Quarter, discover Tallinn’s new public meeting place, the Freedom Square or visit the museum of art leading nation.

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Freedom Square

Located at Vabaduse väljak. This open space on the edge of old town has been a place of national symbolism and civic pride, and a favorite place of public assembly. The Construction began in 2008, and after a year of intense work, the new Freedom Square was finally completed. It is now a sophisticated place to relax, full of benches and cafes, and faced with two art galleries.

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Naval Officers’ House

It is Tallinn’s finest example of Stalinist architecture. The design is based on the great Empire-style St. Petersburg, and a hammer and sickle are still visible at the top of the facade.

The Residential Structure

It looks like a miniature copy of its colossal levels “wedding cake” buildings in Moscow, Riga and other Soviet cities. It is indeed impressive for its tower, topped with a Soviet star.

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Song Grounds

It was completed in 1960, was considered an achievement in Modernism. Ironically, song festivals held here in the 1980s, became an important part of Estonia’s independence movement.

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Museum of Estonian Architecture

Located at Ahtri 2. The Rotermann’s Salt Storage, a largest limestone structures in the Rotermann district, is the ideal place for a museum devoted to architecture. Its permanent exhibition presents Estonian architectural development through the ages, and a scale model of central Tallinn, while temporary exhibits focus on various architectural movements.

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Rotermann Quarter

Located at Roseni 3. It is a complex of an old factory which is located between the old and the passenger port. It is now a bustling commercial and cultural center, whose modern architecture is presented as a powerful symbol of how far Tallinn has come to reinvent itself in recent years. It is now a home to a number of shops and restaurants as well as an active cultural scene.

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The Tallinn Synagogue

Located at Karu 16. Tallinn’s  Synagogue is by far the most modern house of worship in the city. With the opening of the synagogue, the Jewish community was given a new approach. In addition to hosting religious services and Jewish holiday celebrations in their 200-seat main hall, which oversees the preparation and distribution of kosher food, as well as hosting a Mikvah, and a Jewish museum.