Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Old Town, Tallinn

Tallinn, I think, has to be one of my favourite places in the Baltics.  It’s so medieval with tiny streets, old wooden houses mixed in with Scandinavian type town houses, all with an ice-cream colour, it’s really lovely here.  I went in the middle of summer so there were crowds of tourists and lots of organised tours with tour guides holding up their boards.  It’s hard to believe that this place was once part of Russia, it looks as though there’s more of a German or Belgian influence here.

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Street in Tallinn

Street in Tallinn

 It’s very easy to get around Tallinn as it’s so small and the streets just lead back into each other.  There’s an old Hanseatic square in the centre of Tallinn called The Town Hall Square, and it’s been here since the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.  There’s a very big market almost every day selling everything from fruit and veg, to local handicrafts and clothing.  There are cafes and restaurants round the edge of the market and also plays host to festivals and open air concerts and in December hosts a magical Christmas Market.

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Fabulous Old Stone Streets

Fabulous Old Stone Streets

Medieval Houses, Tallinn

Medieval Houses, Tallinn

Old Stone Gateway

Old Stone Gateway

 These old Medieval stone walls topped with red roof tiles surround the Old Town.  The narrow Müürivahe street, near Viru gates, is where the ancient wall is preserved in its original form.

Gates to the Main Street, Tallinn

Gates to the Main Street, Tallinn

The Main Shopping Street

The Main Shopping Street

As you walk up a steep hill Walk up the hill to Toompea there you will find the biggest Orthodox church in Tallinn, the Aleksand Nevsky Cathedral with its golden onion roof-tops and luxurious interiors.

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn

Author: Debbie

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