Tammsaare Park

Tammsaare Park, Tallinn: Address, Tammsaare Park Reviews: 4/5

Tammsaare Park
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Tammsaare Park is located in the centre of Tallinn, in the immediate vicinity of the Estonia Theatre. In 1896, a vacant lot here was paved and it became the new site of Tallinn's market, which was formerly located on Town Hall Square. Exhibitions were also held next to the market square. In 1903-1905, it was home o a giant wood "Interimstheater" -- a barn-type hall that was a venue for theatre performances and cinema screenings. In 1976, the park was redesigned, in 1978, a statue of the writer A. H. Tammsaare was placed in the centre of the park (designed by I. Soans and R. Luup) and in 1981, a sculpture, Merineid (Sea-Maiden), was added (E Viies). Interesting to know: - there are over 40 different woody plants in the park.
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2,544 contributions
The perfect path from Old Town to New
Sep 2019
Located in the center of Tallinn, between Old Town and New, Tammsaare Park provides a lovely path from Medieval to Contemporary worlds. Leaving Old Town through the Viru Gate, follow the path to the left and you get to the KGB Museum in the Hotel Viru. Take the path to the right and you get to the National Theater. When we visited the path to the left had a fascinating photo exhibit of individuals and families encompassing the many ethnic groups among Estonia’s population. The path to the right took us past several interesting sculptures, including a statue of Estonia’s best-known writer and namesake for the park, A. H. Tammsaare, and a very intriguing half buried statue of a Mermaid.
Written 9 December 2019
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,360 contributions
Sprawling greenery.
Aug 2019 • Couples
We passed through this park four times during our stay at Tallinn. It's a rare gesture to design and dedicate the sprawling park in memory of A.M.Tammsaare (1878-1940), a great Estonian writer whose novels portraying love,life, strong social message, left indelible impressions on people of the country. This aesthetically designed park, opened in 1978, on the occasion of 100th anniversary of birth of the legendary writer , contain a monument of Tammsaare, sculptures in forest gardens, a freedom monument, and pavilion cafe. This connect old town area that Vuru Mall and the main streets. A must visit to feel the rich literary legacy of Estonia.
Written 9 September 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,150 contributions
I am sure everyone walks through this park
May 2019 • Solo
Leaving the old town and heading to Viru shopping center you will probably walk through this park. I found the posters of the Estonian people to be very interesting, although i do not know if they are there permanently. The park has been around for over 100 years and originally had a concert hall which burnt down and never replaced. There are plenty of benches where you can sit, lights at night and a good place for people watching. A statue of Mr. Tammsarre was erected in the middle of the park commemorating his hundredth birthday.
Written 19 June 2019
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Professor04
Welland606 contributions
Nice Green Space
Jul 2017 • Couples
This small green space is right between a busy street and the Opera House. It is dominated by a rather moving monument to the 1905 revolution with a wounded man, brave woman, and clinging child. It is actually quite heroic, but our tour guide said that locals call it the “Taxi please, my husband is drunk again” memorial. There is a back entrance to Old Town just across the street from the memorial, so you can walk along Viru Valjak, visit the monument, and continue with your tour of Old Town.
Written 6 November 2017
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95nikop
Brisbane, Australia2,431 contributions
Nice Park
Jul 2017 • Family
Worth a quick visit if at the Viru Gate and heading into the new city. It is quick and easy to do, it is a pretty standard small park.
Written 25 August 2017
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,636 contributions
Most likely you will walk through this Park
Aug 2016 • Couples
Not many tourist know Tammsaare Park, although many of them walk there. Next to famous Viru Hotel and Theatre and near Old Town. Summer time they have ice cream kiosks, buskers, artists etc. Night time lots of drunks, so be careful.
Written 17 September 2016
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scalopages
1,390 contributions
Small park near Viru Gate
May 2016 • Family
Very small park near the Old Town and Viru Square. Nothing much around except the statue. If you are run out of time, just skip it.
Written 5 May 2016
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TheGlacierist
Windsor, Canada2,257 contributions
Just a park
Oct 2015 • Solo
Sometimes a landmark does not deserve to be classified as one especially if it lies in a city with lots of other impressive landmarks. This is a clear example of it. A simple park listed as a landmark among a real impressive almost medieval city.
Written 17 November 2015
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Triinuh
Tallinn, Estonia149 contributions
Nothing special to see
Oct 2012
It is just a park, nothing very nice, nothing of special interest. Just a place to have a seat if your feet are very tired. However, the park is more interesting in winter when there happens to be an exhibition of ice statues.
Written 6 November 2012
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