Tallinn’s beautiful old town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes many medieval buildings that have preserved their original appearance: the Town Hall, the ancient walls and the Passage of St. Catherine.
Once you enter the upper city, you are faced with an ancient and majestic Tallinn, located on toompea hill.
The main buildings are Toompea Castle and Alexandr Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral.
Toompea Castle, seat of the Parliament of Estonia, overlooks the whole city of Tallinn. From the garden you can see the Pikk Hermann tower, national symbol.
On the Castle Square overlooks the Alexandr Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral, a recent building with the largest dome in the city and the richly decorated interior, in its tower stands out the largest bell in Estonia.
The picturesque Town Hall square has been the hub of the old town for the last centuries. Surrounded by merchant houses and in summer full of coffee tables, today it is the social heart of the city of Tallinn, a place for outdoor concerts, craft fairs and medieval markets.
The most important monument is the Kadriorg Palace, in baroque style that was the summer residence of the Russian Tsars. It is entirely surrounded by a huge park, which is now used as the home of the foreign collection of the Estonian Museum of Art.