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Not to miss while in town

 
03.04.2013

In Tallinn for a limited time? Want to make sure you've hit all the main sights? Here's a list of places that you'll definitely want to put on your itinerary. We've included extended descriptions of each one to give you the necessary on-site background, and to help you narrow down the list even further if needed. 

 
 
   
Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church) and its Tower

Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church) and its Tower

Must see
The Medieval church, known as Dome Church (Toomkirik), that stands at the centre of Toompea hill is one of the country's most fascinating historic attractions. Visiting the church is free for tower check the ticket price (free with Tallinn Card). 
Toom-Kooli 6
+372 644 4140

www.toomkirik.ee
Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

Must see
Housed in the 15th century Great Guild Hall, country's grandest history museum tells Estonia's story from prehistoric times to the present day.

Pikk 17, 10123 Tallinn
+372 696 8690
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee
Estonian Open Air Museum

Estonian Open Air Museum

Must see
Enjoy themed fairs, visit old farm houses and rustic churches and roam acres of forest as part of this trip into the past. 

Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, 13521 Tallinn
+372 654 9100
info@evm.ee
www.evm.ee
Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Must see
This Baroque palace, built by Peter the Great is today home to the foreign art collection of the Art Museum of Estonia.
A. Weizenbergi 37, 10127 Tallinn
+372 606 6400
kadriorg@ekm.ee
www.kadriorumuuseum.ee
Katariina käik (St. Catherine's Passage)

Katariina käik (St. Catherine's Passage)

Must see
St. Catherine's Passage is a narrow walkway that runs between Vene and Müürivahe streets, along the back of what used to be St. Catherine's Church.
Vene 12


Kiek in de Kök

Kiek in de Kök

Must see
Take a peek into the kitchens from the battlements of this Medieval defensive tower or tour around the Bastion Tunnels (advance booking needed).
Komandandi tee 2, 10130 Tallinn
+372 644 6686
kok@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/kok
Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Must see
This platform offers sweeping panoramas of Old Town's rooftops and towers with modern city skyline.
Kohtu 12


Kumu Art Museum

Kumu Art Museum

Must see
A must-see for culture creatures, Kumu, the main building of Art Museum of Estonia, serves both as Estonia's national gallery and as a centre for contemporary art.
A. Weizenbergi 34, 10127 Tallinn
+372 602 6000
kumu.info@ekm.ee
www.kumu.ee
Lennusadam (Seaplane Harbour)

Lennusadam (Seaplane Harbour)

Must see
Region's biggest sea centre and maritime museum in architectually unique seaplane hangars boast life size submarine and replica seaplane.   
Vesilennuki 6, 10415 Tallinn
+372 620 0550
info@lennusadam.eu
www.lennusadam.eu
Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)

Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)

Must see
Saints, dancing skeletons and silver – not to mention the occasional organ concert – are the main attractions at this imposing, 13th-century church.
Niguliste 3, 10146 Tallinn
+372 631 4330
niguliste@ekm.ee
www.nigulistemuuseum.ee/
Patkuli Viewing Platform

Patkuli Viewing Platform

Must see
The Patkuli platform offers the best vantage point to see Tallinn's fairy tale city wall and towers, St. Olav's Church and the harbour area. 
Rahukohtu 3


Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square)

Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square)

Must see
Picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Old Town for the last eight centuries. 
Raekoja plats


St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Must see
This spectacular, onion-domed structure perched atop Toompea Hill is Estonia's main Russian Orthodox cathedral.
Lossiplats 10, 10130 Tallinn
+372 644 3484
nevsky@hot.ee
www.nevsky.orthodox.ee/index.php/en/
St. Olav’s Church and tower

St. Olav’s Church and tower

Must see
The 14th century Gothic church that dominates Tallinn's skyline was a skyscraper of it's age and is still a major attraction. Visiting the church is free for the tower check the ticket price (free with Tallinn Card).  

Lai 50, 10133 Tallinn
+372 641 2241
oleviste@oleviste.ee
www.oleviste.ee
Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Must see
This sprawling event venue in Kadriorg has a special place in the hearts of Estonians as Song and Dance Celebrations take place here every 5 years. 
Narva mnt 95, 10127 Tallinn
+372 611 2102
info@lauluvaljak.ee
www.lauluvaljak.ee
Tallinn Zoo

Tallinn Zoo

Must see
The Zoo is most famous for it's collection of goats and sheep, but it also has domestic pets for children to pet in a mini zoo.


Paldiski mnt 145, 13522 Tallinn
+372 694 3300
zoo@tallinnzoo.ee
www.tallinnzoo.ee
Tallinn Town Wall

Tallinn Town Wall

Must see
Despite or maybe because of its military function, the surviving parts of the city's reinforced three metre thick stone walls give the city its chocolate box, fairy tale charm.
Väike-Kloostri 9
+372 644 9867
kodu.linn@mail.ee
Tallinn TV Tower

Tallinn TV Tower

Must see
It is no exaggeration to say that the renovated 1980s era television tower, now a museum, restaurant and venue, will take you up into the heavens, to right beneath the clouds. 
Kloostrimetsa tee 58a, 11913 Tallinn
+372 686 3005
info@teletorn.ee
www.teletorn.ee
Town Hall Pharmacy

Town Hall Pharmacy

Must see
Marzipan was one of the pharmacy's best sellers, one that local legend insists was actually invented as a curative here in the 15th century.
Raekoja plats 11
+372 631 4860
rae@apotheka.ee
www.raeapteek.ee
Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square)

Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square)

Must see
This open area at the edge of Old Townis a place of national symbolism and civic pride, as well as a favourite public gathering spot.
Vabaduse väljak


 
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