5 musts for your next Tallinn visit
The lovely town of Tallinn is full of treasures, hidden gems and historic sites to explore. Its history adds a touch of charm to its vibrant, modern culture and makes the city utterly photogenic. Don’t miss out on the fun and try our top 5 picks on your next Tallinn adventure.
1. Visit Tallinn’s instagrammable Old Town
Stroll the quaint cobblestone streets and take in the medieval architecture and charm of this lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site. These wonderfully winding streets will take you by cozy cafes and shops, the market place at Town Hall Square and the magnificent Russian Orthodox Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The Old Town of Tallinn is worthwhile all year round and full of instagrammable moments.
2. Sightsee from the Kohtuotsa & Patkuli viewing platforms
Get the lay of the land from two outstanding vantage points and enjoy breathtaking sights of Tallinn. Get swept away by panoramic views and snap pictures guaranteed to include the many seagulls flying around. There’s a local joke about Steven the Seagull, so remember to hashtag #StevenTheSeagull if and when you post on Instagram.
3. Light up your life at Telliskivi Creative City
Once an industrial complex, Telliskivi Creative City has grown into a unique work and play environment. With 14 shops, 8 restaurants, 1 bakery and a 24/7 Outdoor Gallery, you can easily spend an entire day exploring this sprawling hub of creativity. Join one of the 500 cultural events held annually or browse the Saturday flea market with a fresh coffee to go.
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4. Leib Resto Ja Aed – A true foodie experience
The best way to a country’s culture is through its cuisine. Named after Estonia’s beloved black bread, Leib Resto Ja Aed serves authentic local delights adhering to their company credo; fresh, warm, simple and honest. For a taste of true Estonian culture, visit this foodie haven of soulful, casual dining and dig in.
5. The must that is Must Puudel
When in Tallinn, do as the locals do and visit one of the top local favorites for an original vintage vibe. Must Puudel perfectly mirrors the vibrant city with its eclectic mix of cool details and Soviet era elements, and is open till the wee hours. This cozy café offers delicious cakes, fresh coffee and international tunes to accompany you, breakfast to blackout.
Should you wish to know about more the winding roads of Tallinn less traveled, Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn and Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn are close to all the local favorites and happy to share insights.