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Town Hall Square
Vacation Travel Guide

Tour historical buildings, watch open-air concerts and peruse market stalls at this ancient plaza in the center of Tallinn’s Old Town.

Visit Tallinn's Town Hall Square, the social heart of the city for about eight centuries, hosting markets and serving as a meeting place. Today, it is a venue for open-air concerts, fairs and medieval markets. The picturesque plaza dates back to at least the early 14th century and is surrounded by old merchant houses and other historical buildings.

Go to Tallinn Town Hall, a 15th-century Gothic building that is open to the public during summer. Tour its four ancient floors and see the collection of art treasures, including a set of tapestries. Take the 115 steps up to the belfry of the building’s tower, 111 feet (34 meters) above the ground. If you are in Tallinn from September to June and want to explore the town hall building you will need to make an appointment.

Among the other notable buildings around the square is the Town Hall Pharmacy. This lays claim to being the oldest pharmacy in Europe that has continuously operated from the same building. Its earliest mention in town records is from the year 1422. In addition to selling modern medicines, the pharmacy presents a small exhibit of its history in a back room. Browse bottles of old remedies from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Walk to the center of the square to see the circular stone, which is marked with a compass rose. From this point, you can view the top of the Old Town's five spires. In the summer, relax at an outdoor café table. During the winter, visit the stalls of the Christmas Market. The square also hosts a Christmas tree, a tradition that dates back to 1441. At all times of year, check local advertisements for news of markets, concerts and other events.

The Town Hall Square is located in the center of the city's Old Town, most of which is car free. Arrive on foot or by taxi or public transportation. If you want to drive, use the metered parking area nearby.

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Hilton Tallinn Park
Hilton Tallinn Park
4 out of 5
Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn
The price is ¥9,849 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Kesklinn, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Estonian Firefighting Museum, Port of Tallinn, and Tallinn Town Hall. Town Hall Square is 0.9 mi ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)
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"Nice spa and rooms, nothing to complain."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

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Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
3.5 out of 5
Vana Posti 7, Tallinn
The price is ¥5,752 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12

Located in Old Town, this apartment building is steps from Tallinn Tourist Information Centre, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn is 1 ...

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"Perfect area to stay at Old town. Good parking lot."…"

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Hotel St. Barbara
Hotel St. Barbara
3.5 out of 5
Roosikrantsi 2a, Tallinn
The price is ¥4,073 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

This family-friendly Tallinn hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Freedom Square, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn ...

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"Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Not far from Old Town. Quiet. Near no 4 tram stop for airport."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

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Hilton Tallinn Park
Hilton Tallinn Park
4 out of 5
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The price is ¥9,849 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
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Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
3.5 out of 5
Vana Posti 7, Tallinn
The price is ¥5,752 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12
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3.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥4,073 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Go Hotel Shnelli
Go Hotel Shnelli
3 out of 5
Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn
The price is ¥3,451 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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Original Sokos Hotel Viru
Original Sokos Hotel Viru
4 out of 5
Viru väljak 4, Tallinn
The price is ¥5,637 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Schlössle Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Pühavaimu 13/15, Tallinn
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Tallink Express Hotel
Tallink Express Hotel
3 out of 5
Sadama 9, Tallinn
The price is ¥3,911 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
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Hestia Hotel Barons Old Town
Hestia Hotel Barons Old Town
4 out of 5
Suur Karja 7 / Väike Karja 2, Tallinn
The price is ¥5,292 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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Hotel Palace
Hotel Palace
4.5 out of 5
Vabaduse Valjak 3, Tallinn
The price is ¥8,054 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
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