Tallinn. what to see in 1-2 days
Tallinn – is one of the smallest capitals of Europe but still has so many tourist attractions: historical and modern
In Old City of Tallinn there are so many amazing places, including medieval churches with belfries to go up to see breathtaking views! Also old city wall, many museums, viewing platforms , graceful palaces and cathedrals, medieval streets and unique quarters
At the first place Tallinn attracts with its antiquity, with its cozy fabulous Old Town with its crooked streets central square and many churches.
Almost all main attractions are located in Old Town.The main entrance to the Old town is Viru Gate, majority of them with a city wall were destroyed but Viru Gate is now a symbol of the city
OLD TOWN HALL
The heart of the city – is of course Town Hall Square with gothic Hall early 6th century.
In summer and winter here are placed holidays markets, where different souvenirs are selling, also handmade
You can try many different dishes of local food and also drinks
During summer time you can go up on Town Hall Tower at the level of 64 meters,
You have to go up 115 steps
Working Hours – Mn-Sun 11:00-18:00 only from 1.05 to 15.09
Entrance fee: 3 euros. Free with Tallinn Card
At the top of the Hall you have to pay attention on weirs, they are in the form of the heads of dragons, her spire is crowned with a figure of the guard of the city Vana Toomas.This weathervane is a symbol of Tallinn
Inside of the Town Hall is situated a famous tavern “III Draakon” where you can try pies, salmon soup
From May till November all cafes that are located on the square expose their summer terraces with tables
I guess this is the most comfortable and nice place for having a dinner in between exploring city attractions
Town Hall Pharmacy
The most ancient pharmacy in Europe – Town Hall Pharmacy – is located in Tallinn. at Town square
It was ruled by 9 generations of Burhardt dynasty during almost 400 years.
Entering the Pharmacy you feel like you’re back in time for few hundred years
In pharmacy cabinets and on the shelves are stored old pills, potions and even dried hedgehog, snake, crocodile
Even the Russian emperor ordered medicines in this Pharmacy
- Working hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 – 18:00.
- Entrance fee: free
Holy Spirit Church
Holy Spirit Church – ancient church of 16th century
On Mondays at 18:00 in church pass a free musical hours. You can listen ancient organ
Opposite the church is located Estonian History Museum – Great Guild Hall, 6€, free with Tallinn Card, Mon-Sun 10:00 – 18:00
St. Olav’s Church
St. Olav’s Church was built in XII century, and till XVII was the most highest in the world. The hight is 124 m. or 258 steps to go up and check amazing views on Old city
The Oleviste Tower is opened only from 1.04 till 31.10
- Working hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 – 20:00 (July and August, 10:00 – 18:00 (April-June, September, October).
- Entrance feeь: 2€, free with Tallinn Card.
Dome Church – Toomkirik
Dome Church – Toomkirik – is one of the oldest Lutheran Cathedral in Tallinn.
From the tower opens breathtaking view on the city on 69 m.
Working hours: Mon-Sat 09:30 – 17:30, autumn and winter – Tues-Fri 09:30 – 15:30.
Entrance fee: 5€, free with Tallinn Card.
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Working hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 – 16:00.
Entrance fee: free
St. Catherine’s Passage
is a place where all handicraft studios are located
Kohtuotsa view point
is one of my favorite spots and viewing point of Tallinn
This place has a special atmosphere
You can listen music of local musicians and spent a nice time watching incredible view on Tallinn