Tallinn is an historic City where you can see medieval buildings and towers, along with a good range of museums.
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Here are some ideas for places to visit while you’re in the City:
You can visit this impressive Palace which was commissioned in the 1700’s by Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine I of Russia, in Baroque style. The Great Hall is decorated in rich stucco work and ceiling paintings, and the Palace is home to the Kadriorg Art Museum, with fine collections of international art dating from the 1500’s to the 1900’s.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Situated in Tallinn Old Town, this handsome Orthodox Cathedral was built around the turn of the 20th century in Russian Revival style. The building is a distinctive landmark with five onion domes along with mosaics, and inside you can see beautiful iconostases and wood carving.
Estonian Maritime Museum
This Maritime Museum is situated in Fat Margaret Tower which was constructed in the 1500’s as a defensive tower for Tallinn harbour. Here you can learn about the maritime history of the Country with a range of artefacts, and from the top of the Tower you’ll a great view across the harbour and surrounding area.
Also a department of the Estonian Maritime Museum, this Museum is situated in a seaplane aircraft hangar, where you can see interesting exhibits including the restored mid 1930’s Lembit submarine, a First World War seaplane replica and the wreck of the ship Maasilinn from the 1500’s, along with a submarine simulator.
The Estonian Open Air Museum
This is a charming Museum where you can see recreated villages of the 1800’s and the 1900’s with buildings reconstructed from areas around Estonia. Here visitors can see a range of buildings including farmhouses, mills, a church, tavern and school, and the Museum is host to regular events throughout the year.
Pikk Hermann Tower
You can see this historic Tower which was built in the 1300’s and heightened in the 1500’s to over 45 metres, and is part of Toompea Castle, and you can climb to the top of the Tower to enjoy wonderful views over the City.
You can see a varied range of animals in this Zoo, for an enjoyable day out for all ages. Some of the animals to be seen here include crocodiles, elephants, armadillos, chimps, mountain goats and polar bears, and the birds include owls, eagles and vultures.
Tallinn Botanic Garden
Situated by the Pirita River, this is a lovely Botanic Garden to visit. Here you can enjoy many colourful displays and features including a glasshouse with a range of tropical, sub-tropical and arid climate plants, an arboretum, rose garden, winter garden and rock garden.
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