Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia and an ideal holiday destination as well as a conference place.
It is situated on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, 80 km south of Helsinki, east of Stockholm and west of Saint Petersburg.
Tallinn is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world.
With half a million citizens (about 30 percent of the Estonia's 1.34 million residents live here), Tallinn is hardly a world metropolis.
However, short distances and low traffic are advantages to cherish. Whether you have only few hours or few days, you get to experience a lot.
Medieval Tallinn Old Town, which is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world. It is just a short walk away from the city business centre with its skyscrapers, modern hotels, restaurants and shopping malls.
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In Tallinn for a limited time? Want to make sure you've hit all the main sights? Here's a list of places that you'll definitely want to put on your itinerary.
We've included extended descriptions of each one to give you the necessary on-site background and to help you narrow down the list even further if needed.
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In Tallinn, the folk traditions exist alongside the contemporary.
You can find some of the most amazing art pieces exclusively made with traditional skills. The most unique Estonian souvenirs are traditional Estonian handicrafts.
Most of Estonian design can be seen in small galleries, design boutiques and fashion stores. You will find many unique, handcrafted pieces from some of the most imaginative designers in Estonia. There is something for everyone and ceramic, textile and fashion, wood and furniture, jewellers and handicraft.
Great news for those itching to spend: Tallinn is a consumer-friendly city! Most shops in the Old Town and department stores throughout the city are open seven days a week, and major credit cards are widely accepted.