The oldest and maybe the most beautiful part of Tallinn, Toompea, has always housed the cream of society. Here aristocrats, politicians and people of high standing have enjoyed the spectacular view of the city below and the sea in front of them. If Toompea symbolises power, then All-Linn represents the soul. If you ask the inhabitants of Tallinn which part they like most, many will answer Lower Tallinn. Maybe not just because of the cobbled streets, the limestone houses and the terracotta-coloured roofs but rather because of the street life. The new part of the city which surrounds the Old City, both Toompea and All-Linn, is called Kesklin, which means city centre. Here new office buildings co-exist with buildings unscathed by the bombing during the Second World War. To the north of the Old City lies the harbour area - one of Tallinn's fastest growing areas with the emphasis on industry. In the cool, old factory district of Mere puiestee you will find some of the city's best restaurants today.