Tallinn (Reval in tedesco; Tallinna in finlandese; Таллин, Tallin in russo) è la capitale dell'Estonia, nonché suo porto principale. Situata sulla costa settentrionale del Paese ed affacciata sul mar Baltico, è divisa da 80 chilometri in linea d'aria di mar Baltico da Helsinki, quest'ultima situata più a nord. Tallinn, inoltre, è la città più popolosa e maggiore centro economico e commerciale del paese estone.
Only a ferry ride across the gulf of Finland (2 hrs from Helsinki). Wow! what a beautiful old city. Small enough to walk around in one day. Estonians are so friendly and kind. Even if they can't speak English, they are so genuinely interested in you (even when you don't buy anything), although we did buy quite a few things. The food was good too. We'd like to visit again.
One of the places you can enter the old town. The towers are actually only the foregates of what was a much more complex gate system built in the 14th century. You can go even upstairs for 3 euros. Worth to see, so definitely highly recommend.
The Old Town is like a fairy tale when there's the snow
Viru Gate The barbican of Viru Gate was part of the defence system of Tallinn city wall built in the 14th century. A couple of centuries later, it already had 8 gates that consisted of several towers and curtain walls connecting them. The main tower of a gate was always square and the barbicans were equipped with one or two small round towers. As the entrances to the Old Town were widened, several gates were demolished. The Viru Gate had to pay its dues to a horse-drawn tram route that connected the Old Market with Kadriorg. However, the corner towers were preserved; also, you can still see a part of the bastion that is called Musumägi. Viru Street with its many shops and restaurants has become one of the busiest pedestrian streets in the Old Town.
Nice place! The gate to the old city!!!
Wonderful Finnish market with craft foods and beverages. Very friendly vendors in historic setting. Enjoy!!
The Gate to the old down. Great view, great start :D