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Viru Square

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Address: Tallinn, Estonia
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Flowers everywhere

Wonderful picture opportunity, not to be missed. Flower market with a huge selections of flowers of all colours and shapes.

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Helsinki, Finland
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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Given how extensive are the city walls, the Viru Gate is somewhat disappointing. However it is at the end of one of the streets you must visit so you cannot miss it.

Thank OandA-London
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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582 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy square with lots of flower stalls that are worth a look. Plenty of pricey restaurants. Lots of gift shops all selling the same thing.

Thank warboys
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364 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a busy place at least when we were there. There was a flower market next to it, and many stores steps away.

Thank Yali L
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25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gorgeous place to take some night time photos in winter as everything around is lit beautifully. Good placesto eat - especially the italian onthe left just outside the gate- fab pizzas!

Thank Sarah S
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1,449 reviews
1,097 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Expensive staff sold outside the Viru gates. Made in China cheap staff sold as made in Eesti. It has its charm but still is a tourist trap.

Thank thor2705
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Wonderful picture opportunity, not to be missed. Flower market with a huge selections of flowers of all colours and shapes.

Thank r0sebush
Turku, Finland
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419 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

For some reason I've always chosen my hotel in Tallinn so that I can enter Old Town via Viru Square as I find it's the best way to experience this excellent medivial old town. Viru square for me is also the place to buy inexpeensive flowers from the stalls outside the wall.

Thank MosseTurku
Bergen, Norway
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I love this place. Old buildings, a lot of culture, cozy, concerts in the streets. Lovely atmosphere. We felt safe in Tallinn. Friendly and serviceminded people.

Thank gretheelly
Naples, Italy
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96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The most tourist drawn place and full of shopping and food. Main artery between old town center and edge of the old town.

Thank Jonathan S
San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The flower shops are so nice to look at and the whole sidealk they're lined up in smells great. There is a great little design shop right on the corner of one tower.

Thank bichoclarke

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