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Short History of Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

Travel Tips for Area: Old Town, Tallinn
Short History of Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

Tallinn, the Estonian capital, is one of the most interesting historical cities in Europe, and considered to be one of the oldest. While archaeological finds have dated the earliest settlements here back almost 5000 years, there is actually very little verified data about the city’s early development. It wasn’t until the 12th Century AD, when Tallinn was first mentioned in a map, that records of its existence started to be maintained. Situated in the Gulf of Finland, right opposite Helsinki, Tallinn is home to one of the most beautiful Old City Centres in Europe, and is also considered one of UNESCO’s most revered World Heritage Sites. Tallinn Old Town Centre is an eclectic mix of modern buildings alongside medieval ones, and trendy cafés and restaurants hidden deep in nooks of ancient city walls. For a unique and captivating escapade, head to Estonia on your next vacation and book your Estonia rental apartment right in the heart of Tallinn Old Town Centre. Having the city’s best attractions at your doorstep is bound to guarantee an unforgettable experience. Tallinn’s Old Town bears the scars of the city’s rather tumultuous history and makes for an interesting cultural holiday destination. Considered a prize possession by neighbouring ...

Eat like an Estonian When Visiting Tallinn Centre

Travel Tips for Area: Tallinn Center
Eat like an Estonian When Visiting Tallinn Centre

In a mad dash to try to appeal to the foreign tourist market, many local restaurants in and around Tallinn Centre in Estonia seem to have sidelined local specialties, in favour of more ‘international’ flavours. This is rather a pity, as traditional Estonian cuisine is actually quite delicious. Not only that, it is historically infused with Russian, German and Scandinavian roots, so most of the dishes are not all that foreign to most visitors. Black pudding, for example, is a staple in most Estonian homes, even though some would argue that’s not necessarily something to brag about! If your taste buds, as well as the rest of your body, fancy a bit of a gastronomic vacation, why not book a self-catering apartment in Tallinn Centre? Local produce markets, and the city’s many gourmet delis, offer some delicious home-made Estonian delicacies perfect for a delectable picnic hamper. Stock up on local dark rye bread, and all of the following treats and you’ll be assured of an epicurean experience bar none. Make sure the bread is plentiful! In Estonia, it seems the biggest abhorrence is to run out of bread mid-meal. In fact, instead of the usual ‘bon appétit’ locals wish themselves ‘jätku ...

Toompea Hill: The Jewel of Tallinn’s Old Town Centre

Travel Tips for Area: Old Town
Toompea Hill: The Jewel of Tallinn’s Old Town Centre

[pinit] Enclosed within perfectly preserved city walls, Tallinn’s Old Town Centre is an eclectic mix of medieval towers, grand cathedrals, trendy eateries, fancy boutiques and an endless array of museums and art galleries. This is certainly not a place for a fleeting visit: with so much on offer you’d be doing the town, and yourself, a disservice. When first constructed, the Old Town city walls measured two and a half kilometres in length, 15 metres in height and were supported by 46 towers in total. The depredation of century long battles have resulted in only 1.9 kilometres of walls and 26 towers now left standing; still an astounding amount by anyone’s standards. The winding maze of narrow cobblestone streets, which date back to the 13th century, is a beautifully preserved UNESCO heritage site and offers the discerning traveller a chance to literally step back into medieval times. Unlike most other European cities, which offer clusters of ancient ruins to visit, the whole town centre here is one enormous historical retreat. Book your Tallinn apartment in the Old Town, and dive straight into a mystical and alluring bygone era. While ditching the guide book and getting hopelessly lost is by far your ...

Best City Views in Tallinn Centre

Travel Tips for Area: Tallinn Center
Best City Views in Tallinn Centre

[pinit]Getting lost in the narrow, cobblestone streets of Tallinn’s Centre is a fantastic way to soak up the local atmosphere, and finding that special place from where to admire breathtaking sweeping views of Estonia’s Capital City will gift even more precious holiday memories. While we can’t really help you with ‘getting lost’ in the maze that is the Old Town Centre (that would defeat the purpose!) we can certainly give you a hand in locating some of the best viewing spots in and around town. So book your next holiday rental in Tallinn Centre, grab your camera and get ready to be overawed at the sheer beauty of Estonia’s sparkling gem. All Aboard! Channel your inner Viking explorer and take in the most amazing city views…from the sea! Your options for taking in the most incredible coastal views of the city are numerous: you can fly into Helsinki and reach Tallinn by ferry, or you can join a kayak tour of the bay on a wonderful side-trip. A day cruise to the nearby islands of Naisaar and Aegna will also gift you the chance to view Tallinn from the sea and if you’re lucky enough to find a spot on an afternoon ...

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