The capital, Tallinn, has around 400,000 inhabitants and yet it is home to the most intact, and UNESCO protected, medieval city centre in the world. Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic Hanseatic architecture. Enchanting atmosphere, rich cultural scene, beautiful surroundings and plenty of galleries, cafes and restaurants.
Modern Tallinn City has evolved around the Medieval Old Town and is a blend of modern and Soviet style urban apartments blocks and a thriving city centre with a mix of businesses, restaurants, hotels and cafes that you would expect in any European capital.
Tallinn City is distinctly visible from the sea with its new skycrapers forming a pack near Old Town Tallinn.
The tallest building in Tallinn is still Oleviste Church built in 15th century at 123 metres. The second tallest building is the newly built Swissotel (Tallinn’s twin towers) at 117 metres.
Read more about Tallinn from here and here and see panoramic photos of Tallinn here.