Tallinn Travel Guide

Tallinn © Dennis Jarvis

The ancient coastal capital of Talinn exudes a sense of romantic history, being one of the most completely preserved medieval cities in Europe, a gem on the UNESCO World Heritage List that is slowly being discovered by delighted visitors of all ages. A spirit of mystery still pervades the cobbled courtyards of the picturesque Old Town, the winding alleys overhung with original 12th- and 13th-century merchant's houses and a perfectly preserved medieval church.

While preserving its past Tallinn is as forward-looking and progressive as any other modern European capital. This is probably best reflected in the interactive exhibits at the Tallinn Science and Technology Centre, the city's showcase for the arts and sciences. Public transport is modern and efficient; the nightlife is pumping from cigar bars and pool halls to nightclubs; and dining out promises tasty choices ranging from take-away pizza and Chinese to formal French and traditional Estonian cuisine.

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