A city full of history and a rich cultural heritage, Tallinn is a tourist paradise and a great place to explore on foot or by bus. Nicknamed ‘mini Prague, the beautiful cobblestone streets of Old Town are the perfect place to start discovering the city. The city’s pride and joy is undoubtedly its medieval Old Town, but equally charming is the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the era when the country was ruled by the Russian tsars. Other areas of Tallinn are perfect for those who want to get a glimpse of the Soviet era life, or simply want to spend time outdoors.
Kadriorg Palace and Park
Located at Weizenbergi Street 37. The beautiful pink baroque Kadriorg Palace was the summer residence of Russian Tsar, Peter 1, and now stands proudly in the center of its namesake seaside resort suburb of Tallinn, where the streets are filled with stately homes and summer estates. The palace is also the venue for concerts and theater performances, lectures and receptions. The park surrounding the palace is a popular recreation spot for visitors and residents alike, consisting of gardens, symmetrical Swan Lake, meadows and woodland paths. This is a top of the line building and top art museum.
Tallinn Botanical Gardens
Located at Kloostrimetsa tee 52. Covers 110 hectares and contains more than 8,000 species of plants. The flora comes from all over the world, appears in botanical gardens, greenhouses, open fields and thematic gardens. In summer a stroll through the rose garden is a necessity, but the wide, lush greenhouses make this a popular destination throughout the year. Here you can find everything from bananas to decorative house plants. A nature trail traverses the different habitats.
Tallinn City Museum
Located at Vene 17, Tallinn. The Tallinn City Museum offers a lucid and comprehensive history of this historic city. Housed in a 14th century building, its exhibits cover the German and Soviet times, and beyond independence, with some fascinating photos. Also temporary exhibitions of art.
Town Hall Square
The Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats) consists of many buildings that have unique colored gable roof. When you are looking for a preserved piece of history, Town Hall Square would be the first place to look. Surrounded by merchant houses, and in summer, packed of coffee tables, it is a natural magnet for tourists. You will find many places to eat and many cafes are crowded with tourists. Open-air concerts are held here in summer.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Located at Lossi plats 10 Tallinn. Dominating the hill Toompea, the striking Orthodox cathedral is topped by memorable black onion domes. The truth is that you can not miss this building because it is floating over the city. It was built in the style of Neo-Byantine. Is known for being one of the largest cathedral churches found in the world.
Located at Pühavaimu 2, Tallinn, just off the Town Hall Square, white church with an octagonal tower. This is a really wonderful structure and looks great both inside and outside. The detailed clock painted on its facade is the oldest public clock in Tallinn, which dates back to the seventeenth century. However, do not miss the carved wood interior that includes such treasures as a unique 15th century altar.