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Tallinn

With a history that can be traced more than a thousand years, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tallinn is a quaint and pleasant step back in time. Estonia’s capital city may not be large, but it is brimming with enticing highlights with its preserved medieval architecture and charmingly effervescent character.

Set off on foot across the cobbled streets of the Old Town to admire the buildings dated around the 11th and 15th century and the striking Viru Gate, before dropping into one of the many cosy cafes and restaurants serving hearty locally-inspired cuisine.

 

What you’ll love most about Tallinn

  • Explore the enchanting cobblestone streets of Tallinn’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its medieval architecture, historic landmarks, and charming atmosphere, perfect for leisurely strolls and sightseeing
  • Ascend Toompea Hill for panoramic views of Tallinn’s skyline and the surrounding area, as well as attractions like Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and viewing platforms like Kohtuotsa and Patkuli, providing a picturesque backdrop for photos and exploration
  • Visit the bustling Town Hall Square, the heart of Tallinn’s Old Town, with its historic Town Hall, Gothic churches, outdoor cafes, and vibrant atmosphere filled with street performers, market stalls, and cultural events throughout the year
  • Discover the grandeur of Kadriorg Palace, a Baroque palace built by Peter the Great, surrounded by picturesque gardens, fountains, and sculptures, as well as art museums like the Kadriorg Art Museum and the Kumu Art Museum, showcasing Estonian and international art
  • Walk along Tallinn’s medieval city walls, dating back to the 13th century, with their towers, gates, and defensive fortifications, offering scenic views of the Old Town and opportunities to learn about Tallinn’s history and heritage
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn’s hipster district located in a former industrial complex, with its art galleries, studios, cafes, and shops, as well as cultural events, street art, and urban vibes, providing a glimpse into Tallinn’s contemporary arts and culture scene

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  • Aerial view of Tallinn Old Town, Estonia - Visit Estonia/Kaupo Kalda

  • Antiques market, Balti Jaama Turg in Tallinn - Visit Estonia/Marek Metslaid

  • Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn Old Town - Visit Estonia/Danel Rinaldo

  • St Catherine's Passage, the famed cobbled street in Old Town Tallinn

  • Evening in Old Town of Tallinn - Visit Estonia/Kaupo Kalda

  • Seaplane Harbour in Tallinn - Visit Estonia

  • Tallinn Christmas market - Visit Estonia/Sergei Zjuganov

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 11
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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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