Tallinna Raekoja Plats, Tallinn

4.6
Surrounded by shops, restaurants, historical buildings, and its namesake structure, Tallinna Raekoja Plats is one of the focal points for activity and culture in Tallinn. Dating to the early 15th century, the square features a number of Gothic-style architectural gems and streets that branch out from the center, leading to hidden courtyards, secluded gardens, and cobbled alleys. The town hall showcases arched doorways and a 64 m (210 ft) tall tower. You'll often find a great deal of activity in the square, ranging from performers to souvenir stalls; in fact, local legend has it that the world's first Christmas tree was raised here in 1441. Watch for the circular "compass" tile in the square, from where you can see Tallinn's spires rising above the tops of the surrounding buildings. Add Tallinna Raekoja Plats and other attractions to your Tallinn trip itinerary using our Tallinn trip itinerary planner.
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  • Pretty place that has Christmas markets. Anyway, the prices are way more higher than in other places in old town. Place to visit but not a place for dinner.  more »
  • I walked around the old town and stopped for beer and lunch when I was tired. It was bustling with many tourists and the restaurant needed some waiting time, but we could enjoy a break while looking at the buildings and people while waiting for orders and dishes under the parasol.
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