Among the enchanting cities that one can visit as part of trip to Europe, Tallinn is one that should not be missed. The capital of Estonia, this city is located on the northern shores of the country, along the Gulf of Finland and is inhabited by just over 400,000 people. What makes Tallinn such a great holiday destination?
There are numerous reasons, and one of the main being the ancient architecture that is found in every street corner of the city. The city has its share of 14th century churches, brightly colored street cafes, art galleries and clubs for catering to a variety of clientele; slinky clubs, colorful gay bars, pulsating nightclubs and a hip expat-centered crowd for those wishing to make this enchanting yet exciting city their second home. In essence, Tallinn is a perfect mix of both the new and the old, and has something for everyone, no matter their age or persuasion.
Tallinn Old Town Apartments
Awash with cobblestone streets, magical medieval marketplaces and a series of monasteries, museums and churches, the Old Town is a good place to spend a lazy summer's day exploring. The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin, also known as the Dome church, features a 69 foot baroque bell tower, which tourists can climb for breathtaking views of the city below. The Dominican Monastery museum is considered Tallinn's oldest building, and is flanked by the medieval works of stonemasons who lived in another century. The courtyard to this museum is not to be missed, as it is a great place to experience the essence of the monastery and be transported back in time. As you head into the Old Town, don't forget to catch a glimpse of the Viru gate, which is a pair of towers found at the beginning of Viru Street.
Choosing Tallinn Center Holiday Rentals
Tallinn Center is juxtaposed against the magical and medieval Old Town, and offers modern-day amenities, coffee shops, and gleaming office buildings, among others. There are numerous restaurants that serve cuisine from around the world, whether it's Thai, African, Italian or Greek food. However, Tallinn is strongly influenced by Russian culture and as such, has an array of restaurants serving Russian cuisine. One such example is A Pushkin
, known for its Pelmeni (Russian dumplings) and delectable fillets and cutlets. For a great night out, tourists and locals alike head to Cafe VS, which features chrome decor, minimalist interiors and an array of fabulous dining options, some of which include tandoori and vegetarian dishes.
Tallinn has many faces, and will always surprise you just when you think you've finally figured it out. Make this European gem your next destination when you're next planning your world adventures. » More about Tallinn