Tallinn is one of the oldest cities in Northern Europe. It is quite miniaturized, but unusually rich in its architectural, historical monuments, parks, squares, original traditions, giving it a unique appearance. Most of Tallinn’s attractions are located in the Old Town, which has long been divided into Lower and Upper.
As a rule, tours of Tallinn begin at the cozy Town Hall Square.It is located in the Lower Town, occupies a very small territory and is surrounded by ancient buildings, each of which keeps its own history. Since the Middle Ages, the Town Hall Square has been the heart of the city. Already in the XI century, there was a market here that existed until 1896. Carnivals and festivities were held on the Town Hall Square, and the most favorite holiday among the townspeople was the take-out of the Christmas tree, followed by merry dances. Christmas bazaars take place here today, and in one of the restaurants located around the perimeter of the square, you can plunge into the atmosphere of the 15th century and taste delicious national dishes. Continue reading