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A Day in Tallinn: Exploring Estonia's Hidden Gem from Helsinki

Tallinn. Credit: Pexels/Andres Garcia

Fairy tale cities are a delight, and that's what you will experience when you visit Tallinn. The medieval old town is close to Helsinki and makes an excellent place for a day trip. On your next vacation, head to Tallinn to explore and experience these top things to do and see.

Tallinn from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Immerse yourself in picturesque views of the city of Tallinn from the Kohtuotsa viewing platform, which is on the northern side of Toompea Hill. The red roofs in the backdrop of towering spires of the Old Town is a sight not to miss out on.

Visit the Kadriorg Palace

One of the must-do things in Tallinn - is to visit the Kadriorg Palace and explore the premises. Designed by Italian architect Nicola Michetti, visitors can revel in the magnificent main hall, which is one of the most fascinating examples of Baroque architecture in Estonia. Take time to explore the surroundings of the palace where there is a garden of fountains, hedges, flowerbeds, and more.

Admire the Vibrant Street Art

Isn't it amazing to enjoy artwork and large murals? If street art excites you, the works at Tallinn will amaze you. Head to Telliskivi, one of the best places to see street art in the city. Visitors can also walk around the Cultural Kilometer or check out Kalamaja. Get your cameras ready to click some cool pics for your Instagram accounts.

Taste the Flavors of Tallinn

Foodies will love the scrumptious spread at Tallinn. There are many cool restaurants around the city, and guests must try Leib (black bread), some homemade schnapps, and marzipan. For dessert lovers, try some chocolala. Don't forget to sample the local craft beer!

Viru Bog
Viru Bog located in Lahemaa National Park.
Credit: Flickr/Jüri T/CC BY 2.0

Stroll through the Lahemaa National Park

Those who want to spend time in nature must visit Lahemaa National Park. Guests can enjoy the fascinating and serenity of the primaeval forests and pristine coastal beaches nearby. Get ready to create timeless memories in this coastal forest.

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