Five Tallinn Estonia Highlights

1. Toompea Castle

Toompea Castle is located on Toompea Hill in the upper part of the old town, dates from the first half of the 13 th century. The Castle has undergone much reconstruction and is now fronted by the pink colored parliament house, built in 1773.

2. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Alexander Nevski Cathedral is across Palace Square, a Russian Orthodox building with onion domes, in the traditional style of Moscow churches of 17th century.

3. Toomkirk (Cathedral)

Toomkirk is close to Palace Square. It is the oldest church in Tallinn. It has a fine baroque altar and many interesting tombs.

4. Town Hall Square

Town Hall Square is the meeting point of several streets. It is a spacious and cobbled square in the lower town, a busy area of restaurants and shops. The Town Hall, on the south side of the Square, was built in the 14th century and has been preserved almost intact, in its original gothic state. There is a small City Council Museum in the basement.

5. St. Nicholas’ Church ( Niguliste Church )

St. Nicholas’ Church is located at 13 Niguliste. It was the center of a merchant’s settlement and is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Seamen. Built in 1230, it was badly damaged by fire in the 15th century and rebuilt. Today the church is a museum and concert hall.

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