10 Historical Sites You Can't Miss in Tallinn, Estonia

10 Historical Sites You Can't Miss in Tallinn, Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia (B)

Tallinn, Estonia is a charming medieval town that dates back to 1248. Historic indeed, walking through old town is like a time warp, a trip down medieval memory lane leaving travelers wondering what life was like 500 years ago. It is one of the best-preserved old towns in Europe, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Steeped with history, these are some of the most important landmarks and sites that you do not want to miss while in Tallinn. 

Border walls were an important piece of protective architecture in any medieval city. Tallinn’s wall is well preserved and is 1.15 miles (1.85km) in length and contains 20 watch towers and multiple entry gates. Guests can walk in a section of the wall, approximately 656 feet. Here you’ll gain perspective of what it was like to “watch out” for survival back in the day. But, once upon a time in the 16thCentury, the wall was 2.4 km in length with 46 watch towers.

The historic Town Hall Square has served as a marketplace since the 11thCentury. Today locals and travelers enjoy plenty of street side cafés overlooking the square and some of the oldest architecture in town. The historic pharmacy is worth a visit! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Historical Sites You Can't Miss in Tallinn, Estonia
Guide Location: Estonia » Tallinn
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/10-historical-sites-you-cant-miss-in-tallinn-estonia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Town Wall
  • Town Hall Square
  • Raeapteek - Town Hall Pharmacy
  • Olevsite Church
  • Katariina Käik - St Catherine's Passage
  • Great Guild Hall
  • Kalma Spa
  • Toompea Castle