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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 4432 reviews

Location (map)

Raekoja plats, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

4.7km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.30km

Contact

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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

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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.

Location (map)

Raekoja plats, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

4.7km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.30km

Contact

Information

More

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

"The first place to visit in Tallinn"

4.5

April 18, 2019, by Quest813120

Tallinn Old Town is on the UNESCO treasure list. The Town Hall square is still the heart of it. It is attractive any time of the year: during Christmas there is a tree there, in the spring and summer... Read more

"Wonderful ancient market square"

4.5

April 13, 2019, by SimesHK

This is a huge and beautiful spot. Very cold even in April so dress appropriately. The buildings are fabulous, especially the Town hall which is only open to visitors in the summer. Read more

"Huge square"

4.5

April 12, 2019, by michelledK9303PL

This square is huge. Its really nice with the well preserved building around. Filled with restaurants and museums around. We met very funny guy offering as a medieval tour. Definitely gonna try that! Read more

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