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Can’t live without travels! Wherever she goes she always looks for alternative spots or street art. A huge fan of Central Europe and off the beaten path places and a living proof that you can balance full time job and extensive travel!

Tallinn Old Town in pictures

Even if my plane landed in Tallinn I left the city right away to visit other cities in Estonia first. But after spending some quality time in Tartu and Parnu it was time to return to the capital. From my first visit in the capital over 6 years ago I remembered the beautiful medieval Tallinn Old Town with cobbled streets and amazing views from its upper part and I was really happy I was about to remind myself about its greatness.


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History of Tallinn Old Town

Tallinn was an important place already in the Xth century. It’s location right on the shore of the Gulf of Finland made it a very strategic point that many wished to own hence in the history Tallinn was constantly changing its rullers (and names – the current one is used only since 1918). Most of the architecture of the Tallinn Old Town come from the Medieval times when the city was expanding, one of the longest city walls in Europe were built and the city became a part of Hanseatic League. Luckily the capital of Estonia wasn’t much destroyed during the War and now all the tourists that come to visit can admire the beautiful architecture of the city.

Impressions of Tallinn Old Town

I’m not gonna write too much about Tallinn Old Town. It’s incredibly beautiful, charming, full of interesting history yet pretty crowded (especially on the weekends). Like everywhere, tourists stick to the main routes but when you step into the parallel street everything changes. Most of the houses aren’t renovated which adds up to the atmosphere and you can really feel like in the Medieval times when wandering around the back lanes. I think Tallinn is one of the most charming cities in Europe and I truly hope that the constantly increasing number of visitors won’t spoil it anytime soon!


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And here you can see why I loved Tallinn’s old town so much. Isn’t it just the prettiest?

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