Tallinn County Things to Do

  • Toompea Hill & Castle
    by Hestia
  • Toompea Hill & Castle
    by Hestia
  • Toompea Hill & Castle
    by Hestia

Tallinn County Things to Do

  • Russian orthodox cathedral - Aleksander...

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    Building a Russian Orthodox cathedtral on Toompea Hill, where once the Estonian kings ruled in their castle of the small Baltic country was also a demonstration of Czarist power in 19th century. Still, to visitors it looks just beautiful with its bright colors, the scent on incense and it Russian looks

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  • Architecture & monuments

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    This is a strange, very large and fascinating monument situated on the picturesque Pirita tee coast road about 2 miles or so out of the town centre. The accompanying pointy obelisk is clearly visible from Dome Hill in the old town if you look east along the bay. A huge '60s style angular concrete structure, it was built in honour of the soldiers...

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  • City walls & towers

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    During the reconstruction of the gate in the early 16th century, the cannon tower Fat Margaret was added. The round tower, with 155 loopholes, a diameter of 25 meters, and a height of about 20 meters, was built to protect the harbour. It got its name from the fact that it was indeed the stoutest tower in the city wall. Through history, the cannon...

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  • Churches & Landmarks

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    the dome church also known as the cathedral of st.mary the virgin was originally built after the danish invasion of 1219. the original church was built out of wood. during the reformation the cathedral became a lutheran church in 1561. the church burned in a fire in 1684. it was rebuilt in the late 17th century and it's tower was added in 1779. at...

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  • Town Hall square - Raekoja Plats

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    The marketplace square in front of the Town Hall is the oldest part of the oldtown and was multi purpose in the old days as it was used for celebrations AND executions. Present day the square is is filled with outdoor cafés and is a venue for concerts, handicraft fairs and medieval marketplaces.

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  • Rocca al Mare - Open air museum, Zoo &...

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    It is a nice place, 72 old buildings, relaxing possibility near the seaside but if you don't have much time to spend in the city you may forget to see there. If you want to see, you may reach by bus(21) or troleybus(6,7) easily. Don't get off at Rocca al mare shopping center! You may also visit zoo on your way. 'Museum' is perhaps something of an...

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  • Views & walks

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    To see a great panorama view over Tallinn county and the Gulf of Finland: go to Tallinn TV Tower. There's a cafe, restaurant and observation deck at the height of 170 metres. Sometimes in the evening also live dance music in the restaurant. Tickets 60 kr for adults. Open from 10 to 24.

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  • Old Town - Vanalinn

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    St. Catherine’s Passage is a landmark combining master craftsmen’s workshops with a medieval atmosphere. Residential buildings from the 15th to the 17th centuries stand along the sides of the southern section of the Passage.

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  • Katariina Käik - St Catherine's passage

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    st. catherine's passage is a narrow lane from alexander nevsky cathedral to lower tallinn. this narrow passage is the best way to walk back to old town square from toompea hill. it is a pretty good hike from lower tallinn to the alexander nevsky cathedral and the attractions of toompea hill. the walk takes about 30 minutes or you can take a cab for...

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  • Kadriorg Palace & Park

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    Kadriorg Park is the most noteworthy park in country of Estonia. It is intended to preserve the look of the natural landscape, meadows and forest groves and paths. In 1722 soldiers planted 550 trees in the park to promote rapid development of the park

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  • Toompea Hill & Castle

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    My main photo on this Tallinn page (overlooking the city) was taken from Toompea, it's the government area of Tallinn and is well worth the uphill walk of five minutes or so to get there - it's very pleasant to walk around with interesting architecture. St. Mary's Catherdral (Dome Church) is in Toompea, it dates back to the 13th century.

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  • Museums

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    You find 17 museum coupons, mainly of Tallinn, at kupongiraamat.ee/eng. So it is easy to decide where to go. My favourite was the Mine Museum in an old gunpowder warehouse next to the Estonia ferry monument, but I am planning to visit the submarine Lembit soon as well. For a tourist and a local the KUMU art museum in Kadriorg is a must. With a...

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  • Estonian parliament - Riigíkogu

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    the estonian parliament building is located on toompea hill across the street from aleksander nevsky cathedral. built in 1921 this interesting baroque building is home to estonia's government. not open to the public.

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  • House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads

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    Built by the Brotherhood of Blackheads in 1399 The House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads is the only fully preserved Renaissance building in Tallinn. The name of the Brotherhood came from their patron black St. Mauritius> aChristian martyr who died in Switzerland circa 300 A.D. Tallinn’s most eye-catching door on the front of this...

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  • Town hall

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    the town hall is located in the center of old town on old town square (raekoda plats). originally built in the 13th century the building you see today was built between 1402-1404. for centuries the town hall was used as meeting room and warehouse. in the 17th century a late reniassance tower was added to the building. in 1944 the soviets bombed...

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  • Viru gates

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    Viru Gates The Viru Gates were built in the 14th century(c1345)but the towers are all that are left. Viru gate is one of the main entryways in the Town Wall and leads to the main shopping street of the Old Town.

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  • Town pharmacy - Raepteek

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    It was first mentioned in historical documents in 1422, but by some accounts, it may be older still. The town council-governed pharmacy sold many other goods besides medicine. Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 9.00-17.00 Closed: 01.01, 24.02, 25.03, 09.04, 01.05, 23-24.06, 20.08, 25.12

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  • Dominiiklaste Klooster

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    Founded in 1246 the Dominican Monastery is the oldest cloister in downtown Tallinn and is a typical Catholic cloister. Abandoned, a fire started in 1531 in the desecrated, empty church, leaving only ruins. Remaining standing today are the western wall of the cloisters’ church that now houses an exhibition on the stonemasonry of Tallinn, as...

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