A Unesco World Heritage Site, Tallinn’s enchanting Old Town is known as the “medieval pearl of Europe”. It is ringed by one of Europe’s best preserved medieval fortifications – almost two kilometres of city walls, with 20 towers – which has kept it remarkably well intact.
We’ll lead you along the narrow, cobbled streets, past medieval homes and churches, to the 15th century Luhike Jalq Gate, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Raekoja Plats – the square which has been the heart of the city since markets started here in the 11th century. Surrounded by colourful merchant houses and dominated by the Gothic town hall, it’s a stunning spot. The square is reputed to have been the site of the first Christmas tree back in 1441, and is presided over by a huge pine tree and busy festive market at Christmas time.
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