Tallinn is a relatively small town on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. If you are going to visit the capital of Estonia, it is better to pre-plan a cultural program. To explore all the tourist attractions, you will need a lot of time.
The historical center in Tallinn resembles the Middle Ages and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is a wonderful combination of antiquity and modernity, where every tourist will find the entertainment to his taste.
Tallinn How to get there?
Tallinn is easily accessible by air. Lennart Meri International Airport takes regular flights from cities from around the world. The airport is only 5 km from the city center, so getting there will be quite easy.
If you are traveling from Europe, then you can reach Tallinn by train or bus. In addition, from Helsinki, Stockholm and St. Petersburg ferries and cruise liners go to Tallinn.
City transport of the capital of Estonia is presented in the form of buses, trolley buses and trams. The ticket can be purchased from the driver immediately upon boarding or at any newsstand.
Sights of Tallinn
Many tourists travel to Tallinn to get acquainted with the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town. This is the historic heart of the city. At the entrance there is a large map, which shows all its main attractions.
The neighborhood outside the historic center is no less interesting for inspection. For example, a large number of parks, churches and cathedrals, a unique Estonian open-air museum in the area of Roca al Mare and much more. There are a lot of other museums in Tallinn with various thematic exhibitions.
Tallinn will also be interesting for children if you are going to relax with the whole family. For an active holiday in Tallinn, you can choose the Skypark trampoline center or the water park at the Kalev Spa Hotel. There are separate sections, slides and game rooms. Of the museums, Miia-Milla-Manda is of particular interest to children. Here they are in a game form acquainted with different types of jobs, such as a photographer or a watchmaker.
Other interesting places to visit include:
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Toompea Hill and Castle
- Old city
- Kadriorg Palace
- Tallinn City Wall
- Town Hall Square
- Niguliste Church
- Tower Square
- Tower Fat Margaret
- Glen Castle
- Estonian Maritime Museum
- Marzipan Museum
- Park Kadriorg
Hotels in Tallinn
Hotels in Tallinn offer excellent accommodation in terms of price and quality. Most of the hotels and hostels of the city are concentrated in the center. The price level is lower here than in the popular tourist regions of Western Europe.
Outside the center, you can find hotels with even lower budget prices. However, remember that in this case you will have to get to the main tourist places by public transport.
The most luxurious hotels are located in the center of the Old City. Among them are hotels of famous international networks such as Hilton and Radisson.