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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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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 4
The next few sections list some of the more important sites you may want to visit. This is then followed by a description of a walk you can take which will ensure you see all the sites. Tallinn Town Ha...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 3
Old Town – The true centre of Tallinn Twisting cobblestone lanes and iron street lamps. Gothic spires and medieval markets. Cappuccino and Wi-Fi. This is the city' s famous Old Town. If you're lo...
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Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 2
Tallinn on Mondays Are you in Tallinn on a Monday? It’s been said that Tallin is closed on Monday, this is not completely true, but if you are planning only a short visit then thi...
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Auckland - Part 2
Explore the vibrant Viaduct Harbor, where waterside restaurants and bars sit alongside sleek superyachts. Check out the great shopping, bars, restaurants and cafes in the nearby suburbs of Ponsoby, Parnell and Newmarket.
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Auckland - Part 1
Explore New Zealand’s largest city, a place where city style and spectacular landscapes go hand in hand. Breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, outstanding food and wine, great shopping, exciting nightlife and plenty of action and adventure – you w...
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Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia - Part 3
Here are details of just five of the homes that you can see. #123 - German born Gottleib Bechtold lived and baked out of this house from the 1830s to the early 1860s. The original ovens are still in the basement. #122 ...
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Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia - Part 2
In the 18th century, it was often common for houses to double as businesses, with offices or shops on the first floor of a house, and the family living on the upper floors. Because of this, the older houses along the alley hav...
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Cyprus: City of Pafos - Part 3
At Limeniotissa you can find the ruins of an early Christian Basilica. These ruins date back to the Christian period and possibly even to the beginning of the 5th century. It originally comprised three aisles divided by two rows of marble columns, a ...
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Cyprus: City of Pafos - Part 2
The city of Pafos was originally a Byzantine fort which was built to protect the harbour. The fort was completely rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, but it was subsequently dismantled by the Venetians. It was again rebuilt by the Ottomans ...
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