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Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn

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Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Arrange your visit to Tallinn Old Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tallinn using our Tallinn road trip site.
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  • It’s a beautiful and important area in the city, it added to the world heritage list in 1997. It consists of lots of historic buildings, streets, squares, green parks and fortifications around... 
    It’s a beautiful and important area in the city, it added to the world heritage list in 1997. It consists of lots of historic buildings, streets, squares, green parks and fortifications around...  more »
  • I feel like when you want to explore the Estonian history it is the best place to visit, as it has lots of different museums, restaurants and everything is just a walk away. Also theatres and... 
    I feel like when you want to explore the Estonian history it is the best place to visit, as it has lots of different museums, restaurants and everything is just a walk away. Also theatres and...  more »

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