Old Town Tallinn transforms into a fairytale land after dark, with its old-timer look and atmosphere. Pubs, restaurants, and cafes come to life to their total capacity. Something needs to experience, particularly for foreign travelers. If you are day tripping to Estonia from Helsinki, then the chances are that you may miss out on the fun parts in Town Hall Square.

Streets at night
A view of Old Town Tallinn at Night

Alternatively, here are a few highlights you may consider doing in the afternoon, like climbing the tower of the ancient St. Olav’s Church and enjoying the view of Tallinn at sunset.

St. Olaf’s Church Tower
St. Olaf’s Church at night!

Climb the Toompea Hill, also known as Upper Town, and admire the Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox cathedral. Visit the popular Kiek in de Kok Tower, where you have the option to check out the Museum of Fortifications and the Bastion Tunnels.

town square
Old town square restaurants are in full capacity

Get to one of the best viewing platforms to take Tallinn’s most usual tourist picture, regardless of where you don’t miss the Kohtu street viewing platform. You can’t deny that this city is beautiful, and visiting there makes you feel like stepping back a few centuries. Origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century when a castle was built there by the Teutonic Knights. As a result, the Old Town is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in northern Europe.

View of Towering Church dome
A view of Tallinn old town while walking through the narrow streets.
Noticed Historic places while  walking
Historic places while strolling in Old Town Tallinn

The Old Town inside the medieval walls is a protected area and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, also recognized as a national heritage in Estonia.

Outdoor restaurants at night
Evening activities in the huge cobblestone area called Town Hall Square

The lower town has many church towers that create a stunning skyline from a very far distance, both from the land and sea.

Church Towers
You can notice Church Towers from all most every where!
Church Towers in lower town
High rise Church Towers in Old Town Tallinn, Estonia

Walking through the narrow streets and alleys at night made me feel like I was in a different world, traveling back in time. An old town squire surrounded by authentic architecture, crowded streets with tourists taking pictures, and restaurants with no empty tables, a mixture of old and new something can’t wash away from my memories.

Medieval town
Visiting Tallinn made me feel like stepping back a few centuries!

Street Music in Old Town

Street music and public performance in Estonia is growing, and Tallinn is deeply connected to music. No wonder Tallinn was named one of the UNESCO Cities of Music. While walking down the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, you will definitely meet a few interesting street events.

Street music after dark
Street music in Old Town Tallinn, Estonia

Bar Hopping – Try Local Beer

You are in good luck if you are looking to party in Tallinn, as tons of cool bars, dance clubs, and live music are happening around town. In addition, there are quite a few famous nightclubs worth checking out, such as Club Hollywood, Pank, Prive, and Studio, to name a few. As a result, at nightfall, the town glows into a party mood.

Tallinn Local Beer
Are you doing Pub hopping Why not try some local Beer!
Tallinn Local Beer
Try some local beer during your night out adventure!

Where to Stay in Tallinn, Estonia

MyApartments, Tallinn

MyApartments offers accommodations in the center of Tallinn. It is located close to Estonian National Opera and minutes away from Tallinn airport. Every unit has a fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. For convenience, there is a cafeteria on the ground floor. I highly recommend this location. 

Revelton Suites Tallinn

Revelton Suites is located in Tallinn City Center district, close to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The apartment is equipped with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with city views. The accommodation is close to the popular point of interest, including the Estonian National Opera, Maiden Tower, and Town Hall Square. Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is only 3 miles from Revelton Suites. On-site parking is available for convenience. 

My Opinion and Last Word

Have you been the beautiful Tallinn in Estonia? Any cool tips to share?

I loved being in Tallinn Estonia, and want to go back again. I hope my story has motivated you to visit Estonia.

Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you to improve my knowledge. 

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