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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 23
Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum This grand, baroque palace built for Peter the Great in 1718 now houses the Art Museum of Estonia' s foreign collection. A trip to Tallinn is...
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Cyprus: City of Ammochostos - Part 2
The region is the main potato-producing area on the island and is known as Kokkinochoria, meaning red soil villages, thanks to their fertile red soil. The villages of this area are equally renowned for their folk poets and traditional song performers...
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Cyprus: City of Ammochostos - Part 1
Ammochostos name means the city hidden in the sand. Famagusta, on the east coast of Cyprus, was once one of the most glamorous resorts in the Mediterranean. Its miles of pale sand and clear turquoise sea made it a destination for the Seventies jet-se...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 22
Kadriorg – Elegant park & fine art Kadriorg is a quiet, leafy area within easy walking distance of Old Town. After Russian tsar Peter the Great conquered the Baltics in the early 1700s, he es...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 21
OUTER TALLINN Song Festival Grounds (Lauluväljak) At this open-air theatre, built in 1959 and resembling an oversized Hollywood Bowl, the Es...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 20
ALONG THE HARBOURFRONT Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam) One of Tallinn’s newest and most ambitious sights is this nautical, aviation, and milit...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 19
The Rotermann Quarter (Rotermanni Kvartal) Sprawling between Hotel Viru and the port, just east of the Old Town, this 19th-century industrial zone is being redeveloped into shopping, office, and ...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 18
If you’re interested in Estonia’s 20th and 21st-century history, it’s an easy five-minute walk from this square to the next sight. The Museum of Occupations (Okupatsioonide Muuseum)
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 17
Town Hall (Raekoda) and Tower This museum facing Town Hall Square is open to the general public only in the summer. It has exhibits on the town’s administration and history, along with an interes...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 16
After the viewpoint, you descend to the lower town. Go out and left down Kohtu, past the Finnish Embassy (on your left). Back at the Dome Church, the slanted tree points the way, left down Piiskopi, “Bishop’s Street”. At the o...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 14
Toompea Castle (Toompea Loss) The pink palace is an 18th-century Russian addition onto the medieval Toompea Castle. Today, it’s the Estonian Parliament, Riigigoku, building, flying the Estonian ...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 13
When you have finished looking around all the towers and ramparts you need to head through the hole in the wall, and head uphill into the upper town. You can circle around the left side of the big, onion-domed church. As you walk on y...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 12
Now to start the second part of the walk which is :- THE UPPER TOWN (TOOMPEA) Continuing on from the end of the lower town walk at the corner opposite the church, climb uphill along the steep, co...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 11
On the opposite side of the Town Hall square, across from #12 in the corner, the pharmacy (Raeapteek) dates from 1422 and claims to be Europe’s oldest. With decor that goes back to medieval times, the still-operating pharmacy welcomes visitors with p...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 10
You should now keep going along Pikk Street. Architecture fans will enjoy several fanciful facades along here, including the boldly Art Nouveau #18 on the left, reminiscent of fellow Baltic capital Riga. Today this building houses one of Tallinn’s le...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 9
Pikk Street This literally means “Long Street, ” and is the medieval merchants’ main street. It leads from the harbour up into town and is lined with interesting buildings. Many of them were ware...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 8
A Walk around Tallinn A planned walk will help you to explore the “two towns” of Tallinn while not missing out on some of the not so obvious sites. The city once consisted of two feuding medieval...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 7
St. Olav’s Church and Tower You can make the climb to the top of Tallinn' s iconic, Gothic church which was once the tallest building in the world. It was from 1549 to 1625 to be precise, when th...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 6
Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square) The picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Old Town for the last eight centuries. Surrounded by elaborate merchant houses and, in summer, pac...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 5
Toompea Castle Perched on a limestone cliff and towering over the rest of the city, Toompea Castle has always been the seat of power in Estonia. Ever since the German Knights of the Sword first b...
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