Tallinn is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Tallinn one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Tallinn is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Tallinn or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Tallinn. Explore the historical monuments of Tallinn with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Tallinn guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Tallinn page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Tallinn landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Tallinn.
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Toompea, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
The Toompea Hill located in the middle of the Estonian government and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, offers a fabulous view of the city. Legends say that the hill was formed where Linda mourned for Karev and placed a mound of stones over his tomb.
Dating back to the 13th century, the Toompea Castle was built as part of the fortress of the city. Th...
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Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Built in the late 19th century in a typical Russian Revival style of architecture, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral’s onion shaped domes catch your attention straight away. The cathedral is placed on a mount where Kalev is believed to be buried and where Linda mourned for him.
The main alter with golden embellishments, mosaic elements that are ...
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Raekoja plats 1, 10114 Tallinn, Estonia
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Being the only surviving Gothic town hall in Europe and the oldest town hall in the Baltic and Scandinavia region, the Tallin Town hall was completed by the early 15th century.
The weather vane of Old Thomas that adorns the top of the town hall tower was added in 1530 and is iconic to Tallinn. The tower itself is 64 meters tall. The highlight of th...
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Katariina käik, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
St. Catherine's Passage is one of the charming streets in the Old Town of Tallinn located behind the former building of St. Catherine's Church. The street is famous for its number of shops that sell traditionally made, artisan goods including quilts, artefacts, ceramics, jewelry, hand painted clothes, decor and glassware. Christmas adorns the stree...
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Toom-Kooli 6, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
10:30 am - 03:30 pm
Dating back to the 13th century, the St. Mary's Church is the oldest church in Estonia. Many popular people are buried at the church including a number of military admirals, officers and their families. The tomb of Adam Johan von Krusenstern – the first man to lead a Russian round-the-world voyage, is the highlight of the church.
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Pikk, Tallinn, Estonia
A picture perfect place with cobbled pathways, old buildings that occupy most of the place and a range of shops that sell every fashion lover’s must-buys, the Long Street is more than just a street.
The Pikk tanav runs through the oldest part of the city with bustling cafes and eateries that add to its energy. Stop by at one of the cafes for ...
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Viru,10140 Tallinn, Estonia
Originally part of a fort wall with watch towers on either side, over time the wall was demolished to connect the city’s Old Market with Kadriorg. The towers still remain along with parts of the Musumagi bastion. The whole wall dates back to the medieval age and still preserves it original architecture and charm.
The nearby Viru street is a b...
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Pühavaimu 2, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Dating back to the 13th century, the Church of the Holy Spirit’s deceptively simple exterior tricks you till you see its elaborate interiors. The beautiful alter with statues that juxtapose against the golden embellishments, gorgeous stained-glass windows and the historic Clock of the Church of the Holy Ghost in Tallinn made by Christian Acke...
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A. Weizenbergi 37, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Built for Catherine I of Russia, the Kadriorg Palace dates back to the early 18th century and is loved for its Petrine Baroque architecture. The palace holds foreign art in the Kadriorg Art Museum but its charm is overwhelmingly seen from its exteriors as well.
The Great Hall is the highlight of the palace with embellishments customized to incorpor...
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Pikk 70, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Located in the Fat Margaret Tower in the old town of Tallinn, the Estonian Maritime Museum showcases the history of navigation and ships used in the country and is part of the Seaplane Harbour museum that has a fine collection of real ships and seaplanes used in war.
The Fat Margaret Tower itself dates back to the 16th century and has a historic im...
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Pirita tee 1, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Named after the Russalka Ship on which many people lost their lives at the Gulf of Finland, the Russalka monument is quiet a sight with a 16-meter sculpture of an angel placed on a granite pillar.
The monument was built in the early 20th century with the statue holding across and figuratively pointing towards the shipwreck. In the evenings, the bea...
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Pikk 17, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Dating back to the early 15th century, the Great Guild Hall’s Gothic architecture was used for storing wine during the 18th century and as an arts venue during the 19th century. Today, it accommodates the Estonian History Museum that showcases artifacts and documents from the prehistoric times to the 20th century.
Take a walk around the build...
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Rataskaevu, Tallinn, Estonia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Known for its legendary haunting stories, Rataskaevu Street is one of the oldest streets in the city that date back to at least the 13th century. The Cat well where a number of cats were thrown in as a sacrifice to curb the floods, is iconic to the street.
The end of the street is where the water pipes made of oak trees were implemented. Do take a ...
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Pikk jalg, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Being the oldest street in Tallinn, the Long Boot (Pikk Jalg) offers a mad mixture of old fortifications, warehouses and churches that have incorporated modern cafes, restaurants and shops under their roofs. The small boutiques that sell art made by local artists, is one of the many perks of shopping here. If you like retail therapy with an ambienc...
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10130 Tallinn, Estonia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Taking the spotlight at the Freedom square, the Vabaduse Monument shines in bright blue after dark. The monument was unveiled in 2009 and is dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Estonian War of Independence. The monument consists of 143 glass plates with a pillar that reaches a height of 23.5 meters. The cross of liberty on top of the...