Tallinn Art Galleries, Tallinn (Self Guided)

Tallinn boasts a wide selection of art galleries, most of which are concentrated in the Old Town. The galleries often change their exhibitions every few days, so the experience is always fresh and exciting.
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Tallinn Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Tallinn Art Galleries
Guide Location: Estonia » Tallinn (See other walking tours in Tallinn)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: leticia
HAUS Gallery

1) HAUS Gallery

HAUS Gallery specializes in Estonian art, from the 19th century through to the present day. Here, one may discover various artwork and pictures of interest. HAUS Gallery also offers an interesting take on the Tallinn art scene, as well as hosts Spring and Autumn auctions.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10-18 and Saturday 11-16.
Hobusepea Gallery

2) Hobusepea Gallery

Hobusepea Gallery, located on Hobusepea street, is a nice place to gain understanding of and appreciation for Estonian art. Hobusepea Gallery showcases the local artists and their work. The gallery has two stories and is the home of the Estonian Artists' Union.

Hours: Wednesday–Monday: 11:00 - 18:00
Draakoni Gallery

3) Draakoni Gallery

Draakoni Gallery is a small art gallery situated on Pikk street. Draakoni specializes in contemporary art and offers several temporary exhibitions, many of which showcase the works of local artists.

Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am – 6 pm; Sat 11 am - 5 pm
Tallinn Art Hall and Gallery (Tallinna Kunstihoone)

4) Tallinn Art Hall and Gallery (Tallinna Kunstihoone)

The Tallinn Art Hall and Gallery is situated in a magnificent 1930s building at Vabaduse square. Here you will find some of the bravest and most avant-garde temporary exhibitions, presented by both Estonian and foreign artists.

The Gallery is open on Monday—Friday , 10:00 a.m—5 p.m
Rios Art Gallery

5) Rios Art Gallery

Rios Art Gallery features a wide range of paintings, prints, and drawings. The vast majority of the artwork presented here is created by native Estonian artists. Rios Art Gallery is highly recommended, as it exhibits a huge variety of styles.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11-18:00, Saturday 11-16:00
Galleries in National Library of Estonia

6) Galleries in National Library of Estonia

The National Library of Estonia is an impressive and remarkable building. Inside, tourists will discover various local and international art exhibitions. The National Library’s main exhibition displays highly-acclaimed works by Eduard Wiiralt, the most renowned Estonian graphic artist of the 20th century.

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-20; Sat 12-19

Walking Tours in Tallinn, Estonia

Create Your Own Walk in Tallinn

Create Your Own Walk in Tallinn

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tallinn is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Buildings of Tallinn

Religious Buildings of Tallinn

Tallinn is home to various Medieval-style religious buildings and places of worship. These buildings have played an important role in the city's religious life and present Tallinn's greatest artistic talent. Tallinn’s churches are historic landmarks and true architectural treasures, so make sure you do not miss out on a chance of a lifetime.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Tallinn Medieval Old Town

Tallinn Medieval Old Town

Old Town is the most popular tourist destination in Tallinn. Constructed within the 13th-16th centuries, when Tallinn was an active member of the Hanseatic trade league, the Old Town slowly evolved into an enclosed district of colorful, ancient gabled houses, medieval towers and gates, half-hidden courtyards, and ostentatious churches. Old Town Tallinn is undoubtedly worth a visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Tallinn's Latin Quarter

Tallinn's Latin Quarter

Tallinn's Latin Quarter is an interesting district in the centre of the city. The Latin Quarter features the prominent Masters’ Courtyard, Gothic Dominican Monastery Museum, popular Tallinn City Museum, captivating Dominican Monastery Claustrum, and the marvelous St. Catherine’s Passage.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Tallinn Old Towers and Gates

Tallinn Old Towers and Gates

Tallinn was once Europe's greatest fortified city and still houses a vast range of magnificent defense towers and historic gates. These unique constructions are a precious treasure of medieval architecture and have played witness to an important time of the world's history.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Landmarks of Tallinn

Landmarks of Tallinn

With a rich Estonian heritage and several monumental constructions that commemorate its past, the city of Tallinn boasts numerous landmarks and monuments. When in Tallinn, make sure to see the pleasant Linda Monument, restored Freedom Square, emotive Memorial at the National Theatre, Statue of Anton H. Tammsaare, legendary Town Hall Square, and the impressive Estonia Ferry Monument.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Tallinn is the largest city and the capital of Estonia. A great city with a great history, Tallinn is visited every year by a huge number of tourists. This orientation walk offers the most popular attractions that you should take into consideration when visiting Tallinn.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Tallinn for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Tallinn has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Tallinn, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.