Attractions & museums

    Rotermann Quarter

    For a true taste of 21st century Tallinn, take a stroll through this factory area turned bustling commercial/cultural centre.

    Its avant-garde architecture stands as a powerful symbol of just how far the city has come in re-inventing itself in recent times. Until just a few years ago, the Rotermann factory area between Old Town and the Passenger Port was little more than a collection of dilapidated buildings, discarded leftovers of late 19th and early 20th-century industry. Now the area has been magnificently-restored and serves as home to a number of shops and restaurants, as well as an active cultural scene. The quarter's main square is often used for festivals and outdoor performances.

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    • Beautifully restored

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      March 6, 2022 By Tarja S

      I remember this area being a run-down empty area between the harbor and the city. Now it has been built beautifully to a new glory. I am so happy they were able to keep some of the old structures and... Read more comments

    • Commercial but nice

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      January 4, 2022 By Jean M

      An interesting restoration project. The shops and cafes are a bit like everywhere else but the architecture is original. Steps from the old town.

    • Really cool area full of cafes, shops and restaurants

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      September 22, 2020 By JulieF2978

      Former industrial area restored to become a place of restaurants, shops and cafes. There are really good options to eat there, and if you don't want to eat, it is at least worth walking around to... Read more comments