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Tallinn (the capital of Estonia) is one of the best preserved and interesting Medieval European old towns I've seen. It dates back nearly a thousand years.
Old Town Square
It's ringed with picturesque merchant houses, outdoor cafes, an imposing Gothic town hall, and a 15th-century pharmacy.
St Olav's Cathedral
The steeple of this 13th century Tallinn church was once Europe's tallest. Climb its steps for a fabulous view.
Town Towers & Walls
Over time, they guarded the Medieval townfolk from invading armies from many lands.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Cathedral of St Mary
Follow your curiosity down the many narrow, winding, cobblestone streets lined with Medieval buildings.
See sweeping vistas of Tallinn and beyond from all the Upper Old Town outlooks.
Relax over lunch at one of the Old Town Square outdoor eateries. Great for architecture and people watching.
Tallinn has two parts: a small Old Town and a large, sprawling modern-day town. It's the first that draws tourists and has two sections: Upper and Lower.
Old Town is best explored by foot - and with good walking shoes.
You'll likely see many Finn day-trippers because Helsinki is only 2 hours away by ferry.
What it's like on a
luxury Baltic cruise ship