Tallinn, Estonia is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland,
80km south of Helsinki, Finland, east of Stockholm, Sweden
and west of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Tallinn's Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Old town is merely 500m from the pier.
Tallinn's old town view from the cruise ship
Yep! It was freezing cold and windy when
we got off the ship in the morning!
We were told later by a local that
it was beautiful with temperature of 20 C yesterday.
Viru gate leads us to the old town centre
St. Nicholas church and museum behind the Town Hall Square
Lovely buildings around the Town Hall Square
We were recommended to try this tiny restaurant
for authentic hearty local food from a staff on board.
It has very dark interior of medieval atmosphere
and there was a woman in their traditional costume at the entrance.
Something smelled very meaty when we entered.
She said it is Elk soup when asked.
Greg was put off by it but I would have tried.
This restaurant can be found
on the corner of the town hall building
St. John's church at Freedom Square
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on top of the hill
Parliament building across the Cathedral
Charming cobble stoned street
Lots of restaurants on the Square but
it was bit early for lunch yet.
We found this little cosy cafe near the town hall square
Hot chocolate with ginger and chilli was so good!
Must be a lot of Witches and Amber in town
Most prominent view of Old Tallin with these red top towers
There are so many souvenir shops selling especially Amber
We were very impressed with old medieval charm and beauty in Tallinn