Tallinn

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Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn - The cannon tower
Tallinn - Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1894)
Tallinn - The streets of Tallinn
Tallinn - Tallinn from St Olav's Church

Tallinn Reviews

Adrian_Liston Adrian_L…
156 reviews
Jun 25, 2004
Tallinn is a gorgeous little medieval town in Estonia, easy to reach from Helsinki (only three hours on the ferry) or other Baltic ports. From Helsinki it can be a day trip, from other cities it probably requires an overnight.

The highlight of Tallinn is the old city walls, still intact around about half the old town, complete with cannon towers. The best view is from the spire of St Olav's Church, which is now only 123 metres tall, but when it was built (in 1438) it was 159 metres tall and the tallest building in the world from 1549 (once the spiral of Lincoln Cathedral was destroyed). Tallinn also has Europe's only surviving Gothic Town Hall in Europe, constructed in the 14th century and topped by Old Thomas since 1530, and the Raeapteek, a pharmacy that has been operating since 1422. In the high town (Toompea) is Toomkirik, the oldest church in Estonia (1219) and the stunning Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1894).
Tallinn from St Olav's Church
The streets of Tallinn
Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky …
The cannon tower
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