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Tallinna Raekoja Plats, Tallinn

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Surrounded by shops, restaurants, historical buildings, and its namesake structure, Tallinna Raekoja Plats is one of the focal points for activity and culture in Tallinn. Dating to the early 15th century, the square features a number of Gothic-style architectural gems and streets that branch out from the center, leading to hidden courtyards, secluded gardens, and cobbled alleys. The town hall showcases arched doorways and a 64 m (210 ft) tall tower. You'll often find a great deal of activity in the square, ranging from performers to souvenir stalls; in fact, local legend has it that the world's first Christmas tree was raised here in 1441. Watch for the circular "compass" tile in the square, from where you can see Tallinn's spires rising above the tops of the surrounding buildings. Add Tallinna Raekoja Plats and other attractions to your Tallinn trip itinerary using our Tallinn trip itinerary planner.
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  • In Tallinn Town Hall Square you can visit a unique Christmas market in the world. It takes you back to the Middle Ages. Incredibly beautiful experience !!!  more »
  • This is a nice part of the old town part of Tallinn. You must go through it once you visiting in Tallinn  more »
  • Has medieval vibe to it. Architecture held up pretty well and looks gorgeous. Lots of cafes and pubs nearby. During Christmas holds a picturesque fair. Worth a visit
  • Christmas market during Covid19. No one's afraid here.

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