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Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn

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Must see · World heritage site · Neighborhood · Other
Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Arrange your visit to Tallinn Old Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tallinn using our Tallinn road trip site.
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  • Tallinn Old Town looks so gorgeous and historical, it is really easy to imagine that you are going back to medieval. Every time you walk around the city, you find more and more new streets and it...  more »
  • You must see the city hall of Tallinn. It looks like a church. You don't need to find fine dining restaurant here. There are many !  more »

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