Attractions & museums

    Tallinna Raekoda (Town Hall)

    Nothing says power like the impressive, Gothic Town Hall that dominates medieval Tallinn's main square.

    It was built in 1402-1404 as a meeting place for the ruling burgomeisters and has been a showpiece of the city ever since. Nowadays the Town Hall – the only intact Gothic town hall in Northern Europe – is used mainly for concerts or for entertaining visiting kings or presidents.

    Look closely at the top of the spire to spot the Old Thomas (in Estonian Vana Toomas) weather vane, a symbol of Tallinn who has been standing at attention here since 1530.

    In July and August the Town Hall is open to visitors as a museum. The structure's interior is truly impressive, featuring colourful meeting halls, vaulted ceilings, intricate wood carvings and some of the city's most prized art treasures, including the famed Tristan and Isolde carved bench.

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

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    • Old Tallinn City Hall

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      May 23, 2020 By niksk001

      Tallinn City Hall, one of the oldest in Northern Europe (c. 1370s), is part of the Town Hall histyorical complex. It has weather vane Old Thomas (Vana Toomas), Tallinn's symbol, on the top of the... Read more comments

    • Well Done Displays of History

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      April 23, 2020 By EileenMtShasta

      They have done a great job at renovating and preserving this Town Hall from 1404, the only surviving Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe! There is a lot of medieval art, furniture, items in use in... Read more comments

    • Imposing with a hidden gem beneath

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      February 29, 2020 By tobyl325

      Gorgeous and imposing building, the square outside is also huge and provides a break from the tiny streets across old town. The hidden gem here is the taverna underneath!