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Tallinn Old Town

City Center, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5807 4704
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This jumble of 14th- and 15th-century architecture with its medieval walls, needling spires and twisting, cobblestone streets is also the site of many of the city's important historic attractions and museums including the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, St. Catherine's Guild and the 15th-century Guildhall that now houses the History Museum.
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“old town” (3,008 reviews)
“cobbled streets” (251 reviews)
“every corner” (82 reviews)
City Center, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5807 4704
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Reviewed today

This hilly walled Old Town w/ winding cobblestone streets, gabled houses, guard towers & church spires was primarily built between the 13th-16th C. The charming compact town is divided into a lower & upper part on Toompea Hill that attracts > 4.3 million visitors p/...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed today

One could spend a week exploring the old city and is a "must do" when visiting Tallinn. Many very good restaurants and interesting shops

Thank Ottawa_retiree
Reviewed yesterday

This medieval town's old town is charming with amazing views and shops. I spend an whole day walking around this old town and glad I did this unplanned trip from Helsinki.

Thank somak958
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old town is beautiful and the longer you walk through it the more you forget about modern life. Yes it is touristy but everyone is entitled to use their assets best.

Thank FrankSyd
Reviewed yesterday

What a little beauty. Was so nice not to have a tour guide and stay with a group or jump on and off a bus. If you are capable of walking, admiring, then walking some more explore this gorgeous city on foot. The hike up...More

Thank michele418
Reviewed yesterday

Both upper and lower sections have much to offer. We ended our time in the lower section where there were some nice dining opportunities. Get a good guide book so you know what you are looking at. We had a good guide (a local) who...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you've been around Europe, you've seen old towns - this one is similar: cool walls, towers, churches People who say this is amazing are lying. I mean I certainly enjoyed myself waking around here, but come on....

Thank ilovecorndogs
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited around Christmas time and the way the city walls were lit up at night was brilliant. Reminded me of my home town with the cobbled back streets and found a memorial to British sailors who fought in the Estonia War of Independence which was...More

Thank AWebb89
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived by ship a day earlier than planned because weather issues kept us out of Helsinki. We had no clue what a great surprise we would encounter in this really lovely medival old town. On the first day we jumped in a cab and...More

Thank simnsez8
Reviewed 2 days ago

The so called Old Town of Tallinn is very beautiful and welcomes visitors and tourists with open arms. So much so it does tend to become very crowded. However it is well worth the effort to wander freely about and rediscover what an important Baltic...More

Thank Blaxhall
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Response from holalure | Reviewed this property |
My advice is to ask the people working at the hotel you are staying at ☺️
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31 December 2016|
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Response from Migelh66 | Reviewed this property |
I walked it in 10 minutes
3 July 2016|
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Response from TMC999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the old town square has plenty of room but streets are cobbled