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    Tallinn Town Hall Square

    Town Hall Square has been a marketplace and the centre of this old Hanseatic town since the Middle Ages. It became the centre of the Lower Town at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries. As a square, it plays an important role today as well. In summer it is filled with outdoor cafes, it plays host to the Old Town Days and other medieval festivals, and is also a venue for open-air concerts, fairs, and more. In winter it becomes an enchanting Christmas market, the centrepiece of which is a towering spruce tree. The tradition of celebrating Christmas festivities here dates back to 1441 when the Brotherhood of the Blackheads are thought to have erected the world's very first Christmas tree.
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    • Beautiful town square surrounded by cafe’s & restaurants but ample free seating too; afternoons it’s busy & fun

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 24, 2024 By hilarionmartinez

      Beautiful town square surrounded by cafe’s & restaurants. Late afternoon it’s the place to be. There is ample free seating so you are not forced to overpay for coffee just to sit. Late night it’s... Read more comments

    • Tourist Central

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      May 23, 2024 By Mike O

      This square struck us as the central spot for tourists. And why not, big open sunny space surrounded by restaurants and cafe's.

    • Very pretty square

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 16, 2024 By Swedishtomcat

      Beautiful town square with colourful old buildings, restaurants and bars around the outside. Just be wary of the uneven cobbles which caught us out once or twice.