Tallinn County Shopping

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    Marzipan painting
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  • Shopping
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  • Marzipan shop and museum
    Marzipan shop and museum
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Tallinn County Shopping

  • Cheap and cheerful shopping

    It's certainly not Harrods and it isn't even really a department store. Sada Market is an ugly glass building near the port terminals. It is full of tiny shops selling just about everything you can imagine. It is mostly aimed at Finnish and Swedish daytrippers (who, in terms of prices, think of Tallinn like we think of Calais - although it is many...

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  • Second-hand books etc

    Just opposite the main Tourist Information Centre in Freedom Square (a short walk from the Raekoja plats or main square) is a marvellous second hand book store. It has a lot of English-language books but of main interest to me were the reasonably-priced collection of old tourist guides, postcards, maps, stamps, badges etc from Tallinn and Estonia...

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  • Traditional Estonian handmade knitwear

    The traditional knitwear market (the 'Knitting Wall' or 'Sweater Wall') is set directly into the city walls on Muurivahe street. It is something of a must for tourists, even just for a look. The little old ladies of the Knitting Wall will sell you a range of woollen jumpers, hats, scarves and socks in traditional Estonian style (sort of...

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  • Post in Tallinn

    Tallinn’s Central Post office is located in the centre at Narva str. 1and its opened Mon-Fri 7.30 – 20.00, Sat 09.00 – 18.00, Sun 09.00 – 15.00. Postcards, stamps, local magazines and newspapers

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  • Things to buy to remind you of your trip...

    This is the Estonian Coin Shop. In here you can buy lots of mounted Estonian coins including special editions. A mounted complete set of Estonian circulation coins costs 90 EEK.One special edition is a golden coloured 1999 1 EEK coin minted to celebrate the Estonian Song Festival. It is mounted on a card with a picture of the Song Festival Grounds...

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  • Eating Marzipan

    Pressed almond sweet and old photos were good. (But I didn't buy because Turkish almond is more delicious. :-))

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  • I Came, I Saw, I Bought A T Shirt

    For those who share the dubious vices of T shirt wearing and intoxication you’ll be delighted to discover this shop. O.K it’s an unlikely marriage but the T shirts are pretty cool and look even better after a little Saaremaa Dzinn or Saku Originaal. Well T shirts of course!For an unusual drink try Kristallkummemel a rather strange tasting liqueur...

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  • Great Art

    Navitrolla is a great contemporary Estonian artist with a small gallery in the old town. His images depict a surreal world of strange animals which are very distinctive and often convey a philosophical message about human nature. The name Navitrolla is a pseudonym created from Trolla and Navi two villages in which the artist lived as a child. The...

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  • arts and crafts

    worth to spend a bit time shopping in many arts and craft shop you can find in old town. excellent for home decor or even as a gift. they have modern and antique-like pottery and paintings at very reasonable price. reasonable

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  • Modern book store

    It's a modern book store akin to Waterstones or Ottkars in the UK. Has an English-language section. Tallinn guide books/maps or for a special souvenir they have a good range of arty picture books of Tallinn and Estonia.Other interesting finds were 'Estonian Folk Tales' (does as it says) and a book entitled 'Estonia's way to freedom' - telling the...

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  • 'Things to buy to remind you of your...

    Kalev have been making chocolate in Tallinn since 1806 so nothing comes much more pure Estonian.The company have a store just off the Raekoja plats (main town hall square) at the junction of Lai and Nunne. You can make your own selection from beneath the glass counter or choose from the range of gift boxes, individual bars etc However, you can...

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  • Modern Scandinavian-style department...

    Another modern department store, much closer to the town centre. Split either side of Gonsiori street but joined by a glass and concrete walkway. Sells everything you expect in a department store including some very trendy clothes.Not as nice as Stockmann but a bit easier to get too in a hurry. Has a ground level book store (with English language...

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  • Modern Scandinavian-style department...

    Very modern, sells everything - much like our own John Lewis or Debenhams. The clothes are expensive but it has a Marks & Spencer style food hall which is very reasonable and has a gigantic range of goods.Great for presents (chocolates, spirits etc) and for mouth-watering snacks to go! Good place to buy your souvenir A Le Coq or Saku half-litre...

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  • Estonian Arts

    Amidst the many, many, many shops in Tallinn old town proclaiming authentic arts and crafts you'll find Galerii Kaks, the Estonian Gallery of Applied Arts a couple of streets away from the Town Hall Square. Inside are a whole array of things, from pictures to glassware, cloth and ceramics of varying prices. I left with a couple of ceramic bowls,...

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  • Shop 'till you drop

    The Viru Centre shopping mall is probably the biggest and nicest in Tallinn. It is located just across from the gate to Old City and consists of two connected parts. In one end there's a mall with shops selling international brand names although not the most expensive one. The other end spanning across the road into another building is a big...

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  • Need booze?

    Here's the situation. You are a liquer horny Swede just in on the ferry, and you desperately need booze at fair market prices rather than from State owned monopoly shops (Yes Sweden, not Saudi Arabia). One of the best places to go is Y2K (I bet they thought that name would be fancy for many years to come). Y2K has all the standard brands as well as...

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  • Alcohol

    If you want to do your "alcohol-groceries" when you return to Finland by boat, just go to one of the shops close to the harbour. They offer good prices, have a lot of products to choose from and saves you carrying :)

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  • Ceramics

    There are many art galleries in Old Tallinn. There you will find very nice ceramics what made by locals. Ceramics If the ceramic you choose is an art thing, prepare to pay.

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  • Magnificent stamps

    If you are into stamps there is a great philatelistic post office at Toompea hill. The service is always excellent and the post is not as lively as the main post of Tallinn. Also the location is great right next to Riigikogu and Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral. Of cource you can use this post office as "normal" post so buy stamps and cards and post...

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  • Great hopping next to airport - Ulemiste

    Ulemiste is a cosy shopping centre which involves 150 shops incl:- unexpencive hypermarket,- nice choice of shoe- and clothes' shops, - great home interior goods- unexpensive services - beauty salons, restaurants, cafeterias, currency exchange, - facilities for infants , children and disabled persons. That's the point - you can find virtually...

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  • Viru Keskus

    Viru Centre lies in the heart of Tallinn, at the gates of a medieval old town. The location is unique, being the meeting point of the old and modern Tallinn. Viru Centre is bordered by the National Opera Estonia, Tallinna Kaubamaja, Tallink Hotel, which will be opened in 2004, Post Office and multiplex cinema Coca-Cola Plaza. Only a walking...

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  • Things to buy to remind you of your trip...

    There are many Antique shops in and around the Town Hall Sqaure. Many are not so much Antiques shops as bric-a-brac. Relics of the soviet era.This can range from those liitle pin badges with pictures of Lenin or celebrating the October revolution to watches and all kinds of soviet military ephemera. Or how about a model of a Zil limousine or a...

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  • Things to buy to remind you of your trip...

    This is the official Estonian Post Office but it isn't like a British Post Office. You can't cash your giro or get a tax disc but you can buy collectable Estonian stamps There are literally hundreds of special edition stamps and they are generally very attractive.A full set of Estonian face-value stamps with the Estonian Arms (fully mounted) costs...

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  • Things to buy to remind you of your trip...

    There are hundreds of souvenir shops but they all sell more or less the same thing.The more expensive and exclusive ones are on the Toompea (Dome Hill) which is otherwise known as the upper part of the old town. There is one particualarly nice shop behind the Kohtu viewing platform. Cheaper shops can be found down Viru street - particularly just...

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  • Last minute shopping

    SadaMarket is located nex to terminals A, B and C (port). It's quite new mall and there are empty store spacies available. There's a security baggage check on the first floor. This is the place to make your last minute shopping before hitting the boat.

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  • Finnish department store

    This is much smaller version of the main Stockmann department store which is in Helsinki.There's a nice cafe on the top floor. Prices are higher than in most shopping centers.

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  • local design

    This is a wonderful place. Ivo Nikkolo is a famous Tallin designer and he has his oen shop. There are clothes for both sex and the prices are very reasonable. Key word is high-quality and unique. What ever you want to...everything. Ouh, it depends how much you want to buy. But with 40 $ you will get lots of good stuff..

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  • Flowers, flowers, flowers

    In the old times, during the Soviet regime, the flower kiosks were stalls where women came to sell flowers from their gardens. Very soon the stalls adn tables were made into small cubicles with glass walls and proper shelves. The variety of flowers is good, and the bouquets are quite beautiful. When the summer time is over, the bouquets are...

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  • Local handicrafts

    Although the streets in Tellinn may not be the cheapest place you can buy your local handicrafts, it is a true experience bargaining or even just looking. Definately more unique than going into a souvenire shop. A lot of knitted goods - sweaters, gloves, socks, also wooden things. A nice tablecloth or butter knife or necklace would be a nice girft...

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  • Suggested souvenirs

    You will find numerous souvenir shops in the Old Town, offering a large variety of local handicrafts. Ceramics: Ceramic replicas of old city buildings, often fitted with candle holders inside are very popular.Jewelry: Estonian jewelry has a hint of the Nordic: clean lines, minus gaudy excess. There’s also a distinctly Estonian touch to...

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  • Exclusive linen and colourful cardigans

    Tallinn is a haven for those of you who like linen. Stylish clothes shops sell linen suits and craft shops sell gorgeous table cloths. There is also a tradition with knitted sweaters and cardigans. The old Estonian patterns look almost Norwegian to those of you familiar with it, but there are also colourful cardigans with yachts or forest...

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  • Small interesting boutiques in Old Town

    There are many wonderful shops in Tallin, and prices are quite low if you compare other Europe countries. Of course the porices are higher now than 5 yrs ago, but anyway you can shop there with low budget. Some people prefer department stores like Kaubamaja and Stockmann, but the small shops are worth of visiting. You can find nice products from...

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  • Great place for shopping and eating

    Nice, quite big, good to move around. Places where to eat and drink. Different labels and different prices. There is pharmacy, beauty salong etc...I like the place alot and compared to other similar stores, it is best one

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  • cheap goodies

    Many Westeners come to Tallinn for a cheap goodies. Well, it's the last time to use the possibility to buy things cheaper than in Europe. in 2004, Estonia will most probably join the EU and the prices will reach European levels. But for the time beeing, you might have a happy shopping time in many shops, department stores, markets, etc. etc.

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  • Flowers

    Also flowers are cheap.....but the problem is ofcourse that they would be fresh until you arrive at home.....nevertheless...it smells good here.... flowers not much

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  • Foxwoll

    I think this is the only place in the world there you can by handmade foxwoll hats, socks, cardigans and they are sold in the wall in the old town. If it is possible to get foxwool where you live, the prices here i can promise are probably lower..... Vana Tallinn, Estonian liqeur. Very good.Russian champagne for a bargain...and it is very sweet...

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  • Bring an Extra Suitcase!

    Bring an extra bag! Prices are pretty cheap for most items (the Finns come over by the hoards to do their shopping), so go and find some bargains! And buy some Vana Tallinn liquor to take home - this citrus/rum-type drink is great! I've run out of my stash and miss it terribly! ;-(

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