If you are planning a week break in hotels in Tallinn, you might be wondering where the best places to visit are. Capital of Estonia is full of historical and cultural attractions, so plan your visit before you get there to make sure you can fit it all in.
You will find a number of budget hotels throughout the area, so decide where you to stay to be around to places you would like to take in.
A must-see during any Tallinn holiday is Freedom Square. The open area is an important part of the heritage of Estonia and has long been a national symbol. A reconstruction was completed in 2009 and the square is now a trendy area where locals gather, and often makes it an ideal place to chat with friends.
Another major attraction for visitors to the city is the Kadriorg Art Museum, located in the Kadriorg Palace. The building is a beautiful example of baroque architecture and was built in 1718 by Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine I. Walking through the manicured gardens and step inside to see the paintings of ages 16th, 17th and 18th centuries together with the sculptures of the same ages.
To experience the history of the city, take a step back in time with a visit to St Catherine’s Passage. The narrow walkway is one of the most picturesque places you will find in Tallinn with its medieval appearance and small shops where you can watch craftsmen at work blowing glass, making blankets, hats and jewelry.
Delve deeper into history by calling in at St Olav’s Church and Tower. The 13th century structure once had a 159-meter high tower that stood high on the horizon, but unfortunately led to the building catching fire on several occasions after being hit by lightning. The tower has been replaced with an equally impressive 124-meters steeple.
And before returning home, be sure to take a look at what remains of the walls surrounding the city. The current scheme dates back to 14th century, with about two kilometers from the original wall still stands today. There are plenty of other attractions to take during your trip, so make a time for Toompea Castle, Town Hall Square and the Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin. Tallinn’s medieval core is extremely well preserved and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s compact enough so that most sights can be seen on foot without getting lost.