Ten reasons to visit Tallinn

Tallinn also known as the ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’ is Estonia’s capital and largest city. The city of Tallinn portrays an ambience that is the sole feature of a city built upon centuries of history, not to forget the image of Tallinn as a global city has become a major tourist attraction.

Tallinn is ranked as one of the most popular tourist destination of all times, but why is Tallinn a must-go destination? Here are 11 tempting reasons to pack your bags and visit Tallinn!

1. The Old Town of Tallinn

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk down the streets of a medieval city? Well, if you did then the Old Town of Tallinn is the perfect place for you. The Old Town is a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe; this fortified town takes us back to the medieval times and provides us with a glimpse of ancient Estonia! Just take a look below.

tallin old town

2. Art and Museums

Art in a society holds a special place especially when it comes to describing the ideas and culture of a city. The diverse form of art displayed in numerous museums including Kumu and the Estonian Maritime museum makes the city a special place for art lovers and especially for those who are casual art viewers, the paintings and sculptures in the museums are simply mesmerizing!

3. The joys of Ferry riding

Tallinn offers something very unique; one of the best ways to have fun in this city is to enjoy the world’s most beautiful ferry rides. The port of Tallinn is one of the biggest passenger harbours in the Baltic Sea Region. Don’t EVER miss this!

tallinn ferry port

4. The Culture of Music

Tallinners absolutely love music! Music remains an integral part of Estonia and the amount of live music being played in the capital city is incredible. From psychedelic rock to frenzy pop music this city has it all! Many festivals take place in Tallinn around the year; Tallinn Music Week is one of Europe’s leading music festivals which draw nearly 35,000 Tallinners every year!

5. Kadriorg Palace

One of the marvels in Estonia is the Kadriorg Palace; this palace plays a significant part in the representation of not only Estonia’s culture but also several other countries This palace is being used as an art museum where Dutch, Italian and Russian paintings are being displayed. And do not forget its wonderful French-style formal garden surrounding the palace!

Kadriorg Palace tallinn

6. Chocolats de Pierre

Here’s one reason that you just cannot resist! Chocolats de Pierre is a café that is a must for all chocolate lovers and why is this chocolate so special? Well, guess what this café makes the finest handmade chocolate in the world! Tasting this chocolate would be something new even if you’re a chocolate addict!

Tallinn’s eateries are famous for their distinct taste; tourists love to spend their evenings in cafés enjoying not only delicious chocolates but sandwiches and pastries as well!

7. The Padise Monastery

Religion and history together make an interesting combination especially when you visit the Padise Monastery which itself holds a tradition which dates back centuries! This monastery is to be explored by everyone who visits Tallinn as it looks a little haunted and scary! Not to forget the surrounding imagery fits with the monastery like a jigsaw!

Padise Monastery tallinn

8. The Silicon Valley of Europe

During recent years we have seen a great amount of development in the IT sector of Estonia and most of it is attributed to Tallinn as this city has been dubbed as the silicon valley of Europe for a reason, Tallinn has the highest number of start-ups per person in Europe! And I’m sure you must’ve used Skype once in a while, right? Well, Tallinn is the birthplace of Skype!

9. Nightlife in Tallinn

Are you a Night Owl just like me? Perfect! Nights in Tallinn are simply spellbinding! From Cafes to pubs and nightclubs this city has everything. Imagine spending an evening in the Old Town and then having a few beers in a local pub! There are literally countless fun ways to spend the night in Tallinn!

Don’t forget the amazing skyline of the city; it even looks better at night!

10. Skyscrapers

Tallinn is a city which is forward-focused; this is reflected in many of the skyscrapers around the city. Some of the skyscrapers are made of glass which itself is quite appealing. The increase towards modernization shows how this city can also be fun for the newer generations!

tallinn nightlife



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