The historic core of Tallinn extends under the Toompea hill and consists of a maze of narrow cobblestone streets and alleys, with medieval, renessaince and baroque architecture. The old town is surrounded by a city wall and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. The rectangular town hall square (Raekoja plats) lies at its centre and is surrounded by buildings in characteristic Hanseatic architecture. Due to its small size, it is possible to explore the historic core in a few hours. There are many shops, restaurants and hotels.

01 Tallinn 02 Tallinn backpackers hostel 03 Vene street 04 Peppersack restaurant
05 Town hall square 06 Townhall 07 Stone facade 08 City walls
09 City walls 10 North gate 11 The Three Sisters hotel 12 Former KGB headquarters 13 Building facade
14 Building facade 15 Rataskaevu street 16 Town hall square 17 Historic building 18 Old town
19 Town hall square 20 Townhall 21 Town hall square 22 Town hall square
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