Here I am again with a new post; I have to say sorry to all those followers that kept asking me why it was taking me so long to write a new article, well I have been really busy lately though I was able to take a couple of days off to visit one of the most beautiful places in Europe, the medieval city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia and the jewel of the Baltic Sea.
It is unbelievable that not until recently the incredible beauty of its historic centre was recognized as World Heritage and that tourism was no longer considered curiosity of a few.
In my opinion, Tallinn is a mixture of Copenhagen, Helsinki and London blended together with a hint of Germany, a Russian aroma and a Southern Europe atmosphere.
The first impression you will get of Vanalinn, that’s how the Old Town is called, is the uniform red roofs, the multitude of pointed cone-shaped towers, the strokes of Russian architecture, the cleanliness of the streets and the sobriety of the facades. Start your route by crossing the old wall by the Viru Gate, you'll see the Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats), the Sajakang Street full of souvenir shops and bakeries, the St. Olaf Church, or the houses of the wealthy merchants in Pikk Street. Be sure to stroll around, you’ll find thrilling surprises.
From the Toompea hill you can see the best panoramic view of Tallinn. There you can visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Lutheran Church of Toomkirik or relax at the Long Boot (Pikk Jalg) cafe.
- Seize the opportunity to visit other locations in the Estonian coast. Whether you rent a car or if you prefer the ferry, go to the city of Haapsalu (one of the favourite’s cities of Tchaikovsky and Tsar Nicolas II), the island of Hiiumaa and its Ornithological Reserve of Käina or the islands of Muhu and Saaremaa (pure nature).
- You can visit Lai Tanäv Street in the centre, there you will find plenty of restaurants where to taste typical dishes.
- If you are looking for something more than just a nice meal, then I must recommend you to go to Troika Restaurant in the Town Hall Square where you will enjoy a truly Russian experience.
- Although the feeling that their inhabitants transmit is cold and distant, do not be misled by the topics because at night the city changes and its character opens more easily than you might think initially.