Tallinn: Old Town in Depth - Part 2

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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 this is the day of the week you should ignore

Though it' s true that many of the city' s museums are closed at the beginning of the week, that doesn' t mean there' s nothing to see or do. Tallinn is the kind of place where there' s plenty to discover every day of the week. So I have put together a list of different things to see and do if you are there on a Monday.

Hop on a sightseeing tour

Sightseeing tours are one of the most popular ways to start off a visit to Tallinn, especially for first-timers who want to get orientated. A variety of guided and self-guided tours are available in Tallinn, everything from ghost walks to pub crawls. Please note that many of these require booking in advance.

Even museums are still an option as some of the city' s most interesting ones will still be open. You can also explore Tallinn Old Town from the city’s town wall and towers. For a better understanding of the history, you can visit the Estonian History Museum in the Great Guild Hall. Another of the city' s medieval sights, St. Bridget' s Convent ruins, stands just a short distance out of the centre, in Pirita, and is well worth the trip. As you' re already in Pirita, Tallinn TV Tower and Tallinn Botanic Garden are both worth a visit. One of the truly unforgettable museums would be the Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam), a very modern maritime and military museum. When visiting Tallinn with children then the Tallinn Zoo and Energy Discovery Centre are definitely the best choices for you.

Admire the churches

Estonians are not particularly religious people, however, they do have a diverse choice of churches in Tallinn, most of them situated in the Old Town area. On Mondays, you are welcome to visit St. Olav’s Church (also called Oleviste church), which was once the tallest building in the world. From April to October, visitors can climb to the top of the church tower for some magnificent views of the Old Town. More fantastic views during the summertime can be found from the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church) Tower. If you' re a stickler for precise timekeeping, head over to Holy Spirit Church – popular for its wood interior and elaborate façade clock.

Continued in part 3.

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