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4.5

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Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
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The walkways from the side of Vanaturu kael have gentle slopes. There is a steep curb (15 cm) from the side of Kullassepa Street to the Town Hall. No obstacles exist on the side of Voorimehe Street. You can get off the right-hand walkway of Kinga Street at the end of Voorimehe Street. Coming from Mündi Street, the left-hand curb is steep; you can get off the walkway at the end of Saiakangi Street. The rise is steep from the side of Apteegi Street; you can get off the walkway at the entrance to Saiakang. Accessible toilet: in the restaurant Troika

Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square)

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Picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Old Town for the last eight centuries.

Surrounded by elaborate merchant houses and, in summer, packed with café tables, it's a natural magnet for tourists.

Historically it served as a market and meeting place, and was the site of at least one execution (resulting from a dispute over a bad omelette). Find the round stone marked with a compass rose in the middle of the square. From this spot, with a little stretching and bending, you can see the tops all five of Old Town's spires.

Today, the square remains the social heart of the city, a venue for open-air concerts, handicraft fairs and medieval markets. Each winter it's home to the town's Christmas tree – a tradition that stretches back to 1441 – and a buzzing Christmas Market. In spring it hosts the Old Town Days festival, a modern version of a medieval carnival, where traditions from the Middle Ages are kept alive.

Notable buildings around the square include the Town Hall with its tower and the Town Hall Pharmacy.

Take a virtual tour of Town Hall Square.

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Accessibility

Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
  • doors width at least 70 cm

More

The walkways from the side of Vanaturu kael have gentle slopes. There is a steep curb (15 cm) from the side of Kullassepa Street to the Town Hall. No obstacles exist on the side of Voorimehe Street. You can get off the right-hand walkway of Kinga Street at the end of Voorimehe Street. Coming from Mündi Street, the left-hand curb is steep; you can get off the walkway at the end of Saiakangi Street. The rise is steep from the side of Apteegi Street; you can get off the walkway at the entrance to Saiakang. Accessible toilet: in the restaurant Troika

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Sun trap - great for people watching"

4.5

April 20, 2018, by Niki F

We’re working our way round the various bars in the square. The service is mixed but it’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Most bars have Wi-Fi. A bit overpriced but you’ve got a great... Read more

"good - but can get too busy"

4.5

April 18, 2018, by Whatbob

An attractive square but can get way to busy at the middle of the day but a must see - any visit to the old town will include it Read more

"Nicest in winter time"

4.5

April 17, 2018, by BSM253

The Town Hall square is greater in winter time, where its not noise polluted with loud harassing music of doubtful quality and half drunk tourist with bad behavior. What a shame to allow the build of... Read more

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