top of page

Old Town Tallinn

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

Tallinn,the capital and the cultural hub of Estonia.

It’s a remarkably well-preserved medieval city, complete with ancient city walls made of limestone a picturesque town hall and brightly coloured buildings lining cobbled streets.

Old town Tallinn

Get charmed by the Cobblestone Old Medieval city.

Cobblestone Old Town Tallinn

Relish the fairy-like photographic opportunities through the cultural richness you can find in its museums and to a wealth of culinary experiences.

On your arrival to Tallinn, the first few things that you fall in love with are the colourful houses, quaint architecture and distinctive medieval streets.

But as the famous saying goes old is gold, Tallinn despite being an old town is the most digitally developed country in Europe. Oh, right before I forget they produce Vana Tallinn, great liquor and a must-try in this honeymoon destination.

Delicious Pancakes

In the old city

Tallinn’s old stone town is just marvellous! One can walk and explore the cobblestone paths on Tallinn’s narrow streets, starting at medieval cathedrals and sunny squares full of people. And it isn’t all about just walk also about strolling the countless restaurants and savouring a variety of local food. It gets all the more interesting during Christmas.

St, Oalf 's Church

Catch a glimpse of the city.

After wandering those pretty streets of the Old City, you would love to catch a glimpse of the whole city on a Nordics tour.

To begin with.....

St. Olaf’s Church

Head to St. Olaf’s Church and reach the end after a climb of some steps, but I can assure the climb is worth all the pain. As on arrival awaits the magnificent view of the whole city.

Estonia Maritime Museum

Estonia Maritime Museum

The interactive Seaplane Harbor exhibition, which includes a Short 184 seaplane as well as the steam-powered icebreaker Suur Toll is one of the main interaction. This Museum was founded in 1935 and is located inside a 500-year-old building, it highlights Estonia’s maritime culture.

Tallinn Museum of Photography

Tallinn Museum of Photography

Tallinn’s Museum of Photography is an exciting place to keep you interested.

Amidst the cobbled stone streets of Tallinn, the small museum is tucked away inside a 14th-century prison. It highlights Estonia’s history of photography with a permanent exhibition and you can also check out contemporary photography of modern-day artists in the museum’s rotating exhibits.

Estonia’s Open Air museum

Estonia’s Open Air museum

The open-air museum gives a sneak peek into the history and gives insights into what life was like in Estonia’s rural countryside. It’s a life-sized rural village composed of farms, a wooden chapel, a school, a fire station, shop, and an inn that it highlights how families from different social classes lived during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Town Hall and Square

The Town Hall and Square

Tallinn’s Gothic town hall is the oldest in the Baltic. On stepping inside the town hall you get to see colourful designs on the walls, intricate wood carvings and stunning arched ceiling as you learn about the city and its rich history.

Soviet Statue Graveyard

The Soviet Statue Graveyard

The Soviet Statue Graveyard contains a collection of discarded statues, such as those of Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Mikhail Kalinin. After the Soviets left Tallinn, the remains were dumped here and ignored. It’s a surreal place to visit.

Saint Mary Cathedral

At Saint Mary Cathedral

The Epitaphs of the cathedral of Saint Mary is extremely unique for its coats-of-arms epitaphs hang on the walls of the church instead of more traditional artwork or decoration. This was initially used as headstones for people of importance, such as nobles and knights.

T.V. Tower

On top of T.V. Tower for a bird’s eye view.

Visiting the T.V. tower you will experience an adrenaline rush for not only will you have a bird’s eye view of Tallinn from the top, which stands 314 meters (1030 feet) tall, but you can also try the Walk on the Edge experience.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A magnificent Cathedral

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral built in a typical Russian Revival style in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. Standing in the heart of Tallinn, the Cathedral is a magnificent building. This beautiful building will leave you in awe with its aristocratic architecture and wonderful interior. Interior of the Cathedral is full of mosaics and icons. This is the most photographed tourism object in Estonia.

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

For the best view of Tallinn

The history of Toompea is the story of the rulers and conquerors of Estonia.

To the Northern side of Toompea hill, the Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is located. The Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is without a doubt one of the best viewpoints to catch a wholesome view of Old Town Tallinn. You can visit at sunrise, sunset or even at night if you wish! This viewpoint welcomes you with love at all times.

Discover gems of Nordic delights. Tallinn awaits your arrival.


Visit Tallinn.

Explore Estonia.

164 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page