Pikk Tanav (Long Street), Tallinn

Pikk Tanav (Long Street), Tallinn

Long Street is aptly named. It is one of the longest streets in Tallinn and runs from Town Hall Square to near the harbor.

Long Street is full of history and beautiful medieval architecture. The buildings date from the 15th century and have been meticulously maintained. As you walk, it's easy to imagine life in Tallinn throughout its long and storied history. Gorgeous cobblestone streets such as Long Street have added to Tallinn's reputation as the best European capital to walk in.

The Great Coastal Gate & Fat Margaret Tower is located at 70 Long Street. The gate was built in the 14th century, and the tower was built in the 16th century. It now houses the Estonian Maritime Museum.

Stop at the Marzipan Gallery to taste a marzipan treat or create your own edible marzipan work of art. Hell Hunt (Gentle Wolf) Pub is the oldest pub in Tallinn and is located at 39 Long Street. Also, don't miss the Maiasmokk café, which is located at 16 Long Street and is the oldest café in Tallinn. It has been operating since 1864.

The House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads is located at 26 Long Street. This 14th-century building is the only Renaissance-style building in Estonia. The elaborate front door is one of the most photographed scenes in Estonia.

As you walk Long Street, you'll also find a myriad of cafés, restaurants, museums, and galleries. Enjoy the walk and soak up the culture of Tallinn.

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Sight Name: Pikk Tanav (Long Street)
Sight Location: Tallinn, Estonia (See walking tours in Tallinn)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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