MarvaoGuide
Travel Guide to Eastern Europe
 
Eastern Europe Travel Guide   
MarvaoGuide.com - Travel Guide to Central and Eastern Europe
You are here: Eastern Europe Travel arrow Estonia arrow Tallinn  
 
Print E-mail

Tallinn



 

Spreading along the shores of the Gulf of Finland, on the Baltic Sea, Tallinn is not just Estonia’s capital, and financial and cultural centre, but it is also one of the Baltic cities which has mellowed best with age.

Tallinn boasts the region’s best preserved medieval city-centre, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Once a rich member of the Hanseatic League, the city has had a very colourful past –  historically it has belonged to Denmark, Sweden, The Order of Teutonic Knights, the Russian Empire, and later, also to the Soviet Union.

Tallinn has grown to become the area’s most popular tourist attraction. Most of its sights are concentrated in the historic city-centre, and these can be comfortably visited on foot.

 

Tallinn, Old Town
Tallinn, Old Town

The historic city-centre is surrounded by a wall which was progressively erected between the 13th and 16th centuries; at one time this city-wall formed Northern-Europe’s strongest fortification. A close to two kilometres long section of the medieval city-wall is still standing, and with its 26 towers, it defines the outline of the old-city The Late-Gothic style Town Hall, in the Town Hall Square, built between 1402 and 1404, deserves special mention - it is the only intact monument of this architectural style remaining in the Baltic area, or Northern-Europe.

One can spend hours roaming the narrow, medieval lanes of the old-city, among the medieval churches, museums, and inviting restaurants and cafés.

Tallinn, Three Sisters
Tallinn, Three Sisters
 


Accommodation in Tallinn

Hostels and Hotels in Tallinn


Tallinn photos

Partners: Accommodation to Croatia

 
Advertisement
 

Menu
Eastern Europe Travel
Albania
Austria
Belarus
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Moldova
Montenegro
Poland
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Turkey
Ukraine
Backpacking
World travel
Eastern Europe car hire
TOP 25 Eastern Europe
Vienna
Prague
Budapest
Sofia
Ljubljana
Riga
Dubrovnik
Warsaw
Bratislava
Bran Castle
Kotor
Berat
Cesky Krumlov
Bardejov
Belgrade
Budva
Sarajevo
Košice
Tirana
Salzburg
Veliko Tarnovo
Tallinn
Vilnius
Cracow
Zagreb
 
Featured articles
Backpacking in Eastern Europe
More Brits heading overseas this summer
Turkey makes for an ideal sun holiday
The most diversely exciting nightlife: Budapest
Increasing Popularity with Holidays to Turkey
Eastern Europe tours
Eastern Europe Top Destinations
Caribbean Cruise Vacations
Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel
Brickell Bay Beach Resort
Turks and Caicos Top Resorts
Vacation Packages: Are You Really Getting a Good Deal?
Prague: is it still our favourite city getaway
Some of the most impressive hotels in Europe
Europe most charming destinations
Privacy and Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Disclaimer
 

Copyright ©2008 MarvaoGuide.com All rights reserved. Contact: info@marvaoguide.com
MarvaoGuide – Your travel guide to Central and Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe Travel