Despite the great art museums do not exist, there are some gems that illuminate both the past medieval Tallinn and its long gray days under the Soviet yoke. The color is not limited to the art world. The flair of the streets are decidedly fashion-forward, with boutiques in Tallinn inscribed with the increase of the designers of Estonia. This contrasts with the traditional craftsmanship of glass blowing, weaving and pottery, which make Tallinn such a shopper’s paradise.
Tallinn cafe culture is hard to match. Art-Deco pastry, lobby inviting with candles and breezy courtyards illuminated by the sun is the settings for strong coffee and people watching are a good prelude to the attractions of the city restaurants and bars. Decline of the Old World dining rooms, charming wine cellars and restaurants provide the backdrop of the exquisite dishes from all corners of the tasty world.
Tallinn nightlife rages until morning, with steamy clubs, slinky lounges, expatriates bars and colorful gay clubs, all hidden inside the walls of the Old City. Culture lovers can satiate yourselves with choral concerts, recitals, theater (human or puppet) and plenty of pop, rock and jazz.
Outside the medieval quarters, there is much to see. Delve into the past at Peter the Great’s Kadriorg Palace, a Baroque masterpiece surrounded by idyllic forests. Or when the summer sun arrives, make like a local and head of Pyrite or Vana-Jõesuu for a piece of action on the beach. There are also islands off the coast and an old military base. There is many you will find many more to discover in this vibrant city.
Location: Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, is located in Northern Europe in the northeastern part of the Baltic Sea region. Area of Tallinn – 159.2 km ² (Estonia 45 227 km ²).
Population: Approx. 410 000
Language: Estonia’s official language is Estonian. Russian, English, Finnish, and German are also widely understood and spoken.
Nationalities: Estonian 54%, Russians 36%, Ukrainians 4%, Others: 6%
Time: Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone;GMT+2, In summer;GMT+3 from 29 March to 26 September.
Currency: Estonian Kroon (EEK)