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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0

based on 82 reviews

Location (map)

Vabaduse väljak, Tallinn

City Centre

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Distance from:

Airport

6.8km

Harbour

2.8km

Train station

1.00km

Bus station

3.30km

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Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square)

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This open area at the edge of Old Town is a place of national symbolism and civic pride, as well as a favourite gathering spot.

From the last days of the Tsars and through Estonia's first period of independence, Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) was a place of parades and fanfare, but fell into neglect during the Soviet and post-Soviet period. In 2009, after extensive renovation, it was restored to its former glory.

Now it's a sophisticated place to relax, filled with benches and cafés, and faced by two art galleries. Most of all this is one of best places to see evidence of the city's 1930s-era building boom, with art-deco and functionalist buildings flanking two sides of the square. The large pillar with the cross that dominates the west side of the square is one of its new features. This is the Monument to the War of Independence, commemorating Estonia's hard-fought struggle in 1918 – 1920 to free itself of foreign rule.

To get a glimpse of the square's older history, all you have to do is look down. A glass panel in the street on the northwest corner of the square reveals the foundation and stairs of the Harju Gate tower, which stood here in medieval times.

Check out a short video about Vabaduse väljak.

Visit Vabaduse väljak virtually at Tallinn's 3D application, downloadable here: 3d.tallinn.ee.

Location (map)

Vabaduse väljak, Tallinn

City Centre

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Distance from:

Airport

6.8km

Harbour

2.8km

Train station

1.00km

Bus station

3.30km

Contact

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Large civic square with some interestic Historical monuments"

4.0

July 2, 2018, by WW_Traveller023

When walking in Tallinn you will get to Freedom Square, we discovered this on the way to the Kiek in de Koek tower. Prominent in the square is the Vabaduse Monument commemorating the War of... Read more

"Main square of Tallinn "

4.0

May 3, 2018, by wolf3728

Freedom square is the main square of the city. Last time I was hear they had a big free concert in the square. Unfortunately nothing planned for the few days I am in Tallinn. Read more

"Beautiful centre of Tallinn"

4.0

March 30, 2018, by 265rezas

You really cant go to Tallinn and not see this square in the heart of town. You go through here to the old town. The square has a part of the old fortification which is put under a glass frame... Read more

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