Collected by Harriet Sanford
Toom-Kooli 6, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
The Dome Church, the Church of Holy Ghost, St. Nicholas Church, St Olaus Church, the Town Hall-all of these are major architectural achievements of medieval master builders. The narrow cobbled streets and lanes, quaint corners and tiny courtyards...
Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
When the clocks change and the year creeps into the late months of the year, the leaves dive off the trees (Estonians call maple leaves falling from trees, "Canadian kamikazes") in the Estonian capital city and turn the once bright city into a...
Toompuiestee 37, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia
In the context of the bygone Soviet times, the market could be considered an entrepreneurial experiment of sorts. A far cry from the modern city centre, it's still very alive today and frequented by locals seeking better deals on food or clothes....
A. Weizenbergi 26, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
It is a haven in the city center where you can escape from crowd and enjoy nice weather while walking through the historical sights from Czars' time. It also helped me to understand why Tallinn is called "the green city" and Estonia is regarded as...
Müürivahe 20, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
Must Puudel is a popular café among locals and the perfect place to enjoy your morning over a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast. The interiors boast cool nostalgic details as well as design elements from the Soviet era. It’s definitely worth...
Niine 11, 10414 Tallinn, Estonia
The quality of the food that you get in this café/bistro is unheard of for such little money, even rivalling the standards of a fine dining restaurant. Sesoon’s seasonal menu is constantly changing and includes several vegetarian options. None of...
Viru väljak 4, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia
The Viru Hotel was built in 1972 with a secret floor to house a KGB spying operation. Less than 20 years later, the Soviet Union was dismantled and the offices vacated. Spy equipment and Soviet-era paraphernalia are on display in the exact state...
Niguliste 3, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
Begun in the mid-13th century, St. Nicholas Church has survived centuries of renovations, iconoclastic attacks, bombings, fires and restorations. Its current appearance dates from the 15th century, with alterations to the tower done in the 17th...
Viru 8, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
During the summer, Cru’s terrace brims with beautiful flowers and plants sheltered by colorful awnings. Patrons come here for the ambiance—the setting is conducive to gathering and sharing—but the food is also a serious undertaking. Dishes—such as...
Vabaduse väljak 8, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
A standout among the many souvenir and gift shops, Nu Nordik is the place for innovative and contemporary designed goods by local artists. Clever and sometimes surprising, these designs are by area craftspeople who are not yet household names,...
Viru 3, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
This shop is a cooperative, owned and operated by local craftspeople and stocked with gifts and products ranging from sweaters to onion jam. Its focus is on the area’s master artisans and fine craftsmanship so you won’t find tacky and cheaply...
Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
Crowning the hill of Toompea, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one Tallinn’s grandest Orthodox cathedrals. The domed church was completed in 1900 in the Russian Revival style but almost faced demolition later when it was considered a symbol of...
00101 Helsinki, Finland
In Paris, we're spoiled with bakeries on every corner, reeling us in with the sweet perfume of butter and sugar that wafts onto the street as we pass. In Helsinki, locals should feel fortunate to have Kauppatori, the city's market square where a...
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