Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn

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Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Arrange your visit to Tallinn Old Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tallinn using our Tallinn road trip site .
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  • Beautiful place to take a stroll, here one can visit the oldest in-service pharmacy in Europe. There are small souvenir shops at good prices. I do not recommend eating someone at a restaurant here because they offer mediocre food at very high prices
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  • Tallinn is a beautiful and picturesque city. A super-maintained medieval city that is happy to walk and enjoy it. The wall and the Gothic building of the town hall together with the oldest pharmacy in Europe amaze us at every step. Beautiful Tallinn capital of Estonia.
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