Tallinn Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital and largest city of Estonia, Tallinn is located on the northern coast of the country on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. Tallinn is the major educational, cultural, financial, and political hub of Estonia. The city features a humid continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, mil summers. Estonia is an ideal vacation destination for the tourists who want to blend the comforts of modern world, exhilarating adventures, and vibrant nightlife with affluent cultural scene in the local historical setting. The alluring coastline of the city is dotted with promenades and sandy beaches offering picturesque vistas of iconic cityscape all through the year.
Places of Interest in Tallinn
Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church)
A medieval church located at the center of Toompea Hill, Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin is one of the most fascinating historical destinations in Estonia. The cathedral was built around 1233 and is repeatedly rebuilt since then. The interior of this church is amazing. Visitors can also climb the Baroque bell-tower for spectacular views of the city. One has to pay the donation to visit the church.
Hitorical seat of power in Estonia, Toompea Castle is perched on a limestone cliff in Tallinn. The castle towers over the rest of the city. At present, Toompea Castle is home to Estonia's Parliament. This castle has been renovated several times through the centuries but still retains its basic shape. From its front, tourists can see a pink Baroque palace that dates to the time of Catherine the Great.
Estonian History Museum
Covering the history of Estonia from prehistoric times to the end of the 20th century, Estonian History Museum boasts films and hands-on displays to show how Estonian-dwellers lived, fought, and survived through the years. The museum is located in the 15th century Great Guild Hall. In the cellar rooms of the museum, exhibit known as 'Power of the Elite' displays the history of the building. Among the other exhibits are 'Making a Fast Buck' displayed in the coin chamber and focusing on the several ways of payment seen in Estonia all through history.
KUMU Art Museum
Displaying Estonian artwork from the 18th to 21st century, KUMU Art Museum is by far the largest and most cutting-edge museum in the country. It is a must-see museum for culture buffs. The main building of the museum serves as both the national gallery and a center for modern art.