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“One of the largest intact Medieval Old Towns”
Review of Tallinn Old Town

Tallinn Old Town
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Tallinn City Private Tour
Ranked #1 of 293 things to do in Tallinn
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Owner description: This jumble of 14th- and 15th-century architecture with its medieval walls, needling spires and twisting, cobblestone streets is also the site of many of the city's important historic attractions and museums including the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, St. Catherine's Guild and the 15th-century Guildhall that now houses the History Museum.
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“One of the largest intact Medieval Old Towns”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Much of the Old town is renovated since their independence. Architectural treasures from ca 1000 to 1920 (Style Nouveau!). Take a large card for your camera.
Not so great: hordes of drunken Scandinavians on weekend drinking excursions (2 hour ferry crossing to Helsinki).

Visited July 2014
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“Pretty As A Picture.”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stopped at Tallinn on our Baltic Cruise and decided to walk it on our own. We found, and printed off, a walking tour that went from the ship. The centre of town is about a 15 minute walk from the port.

The town centre is absolutely delightful. As you walk around the narrow streets you pass pretty churches, imposing city walls that you can go up, old castle buildings, and expansive vistas across the town and the port. There are plenty of small shops, bars and restaurants, and a market in the main square to buy gifts, The buildings are fairy tale and very photogenic.

We loved Tallinn, probably our favourite stop on our cruise. Very easy to do on your own, and very rewarding.

Visited July 2014
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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“History”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Wonderful old town full of hidden secrets; we stayed for the third time in Tallinn and feel we have still only touched the surface

Visited July 2014
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“fascinating sights”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We took a half day tour to see the highlights of this fascinating city, which was very worthwhile. The next 4 days we wandered about discovering all, MAGNIFICENT CHURCHES, OLD TOWN, market place , central square,parks, so many great quality shops, lovely restaurants, museums, freedom square, walking up to the castle, wow!!

Visited July 2014
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“Fascinating area for a walk”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We toured Tallinn's Old Town on a rainy chilly day, but still enjoyed it immensely. Quaint and charming. And, great amber shopping nearby!

Visited June 2014
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