In northern Europe next to Finland, we find a Baltic country quite unknown in general: Estonia. And there it is Tallinn, its capital, a very beautiful city that is worth a visit. Write it on your list of places you have to travel to sometime, because it is worth it.
Tallinn is a walled city that zealously guards one of the medieval old town best preserved in the world. That has earned him the title of World Heritage by Unesco. The great abundance of monuments to visit, the art and architecture that you will find, make it the perfect destination if what you fancy is a cultural getaway.
An almost intact old town
The earliest known historical data on Tallinn date from the mid-12th century and since then it has experienced great influence from countries such as Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Russia, leading to a great cultural wealth. The ancient city is the main attraction of Tallinn, and was built between the years 1400 and 1700. It is divided into two: Trompea or the upper town (place of residence of the nobles) and the lower town (where the flat town lived).
In the lower city you can visit the Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats), which houses, in addition to the City Hall itself, the oldest pharmacy in Europe, and the churches of the Holy Spirit (with its interior decorated in carved wood), that of St nicolas and of Saint Olaf (one of the tallest medieval buildings in Europe. 123 meters).
Panoramic views in the upper city
When you visit the upper city, don't miss the Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral (with its colorful mosaics, its domes and its mix of architectural styles) nor the cathedral of santa maria, which dates back to 1219. The Parliament and the Estonian Government can also be interesting.
In this part of Tallinn there are several viewpoints from attending an incredible show: panoramic views of the city. Stop at these viewpoints, walk the city, stroll through its alleys, soaking up the medieval atmosphere that distill. You will find many treasures: craft shops and workshops, art galleries, very special restaurants and cafes, etc. It will be the best way to get to know Tallinn.
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