Points of Interest & Landmarks in Tallinn

THE 10 BEST Tallinn Points of Interest & Landmarks

Points of Interest & Landmarks in Tallinn

Types of Attractions
Sights & Landmarks
Sights & Landmarks
Traveller rating
Neighbourhoods
Good for
26 places sorted by traveller favourites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

What travellers are saying

  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,362 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A mis-read hotel address took us unnecessarily up into this part of town. We returned later (without our luggage) to see the cathedral and a couple of good viewpoints over the city.
    Written 16 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • hilarionmartinez
    Miami, FL1,353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 very quiet. Surrounded by beautiful buildings too. I stayed in an apt overlooking the Town Square; loved it.
    Written 24 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • goodguyjas
    London, UK1,146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent views of the surrounding countryside and the sea with Tallinn in the distance. Excellent indoor views plus glass floor areas dotted about. The floor has activities for young kids as well as a vr experience at an extra cost. Good outside viewing area and small openings to take clear pictures of the views. You can also see the place where, if you are brave enough, you can arrange to walk on the edge in a harness. Not for me! Lovely views of the greenery down below and distant coast line areas.

    Nice cafe and restaurant area here too. Plain and simple but some nice cake treats and coffee. Excellent gift shop with a lot to tempt you. Enjoyed the simple history section on the lower floor too with loads of photos and interesting info on the construction. They also had a stained glass exhibition area. Good staff too.

    Can be reached by hop on and off bus and normal bus. I went via Uber. Not bad price.
    Written 3 September 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Mike O
    Roanoke, VA1,327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The atmosphere is what made our stroll down this street special. Narrow, quiet, old... We included this on a 20+ stop do-it-yourself walking tour; courtesy of the Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania edition of the Lonely Planet travel guide book series. Nice way to spend 4-5 hours.
    Written 23 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Mike O
    Roanoke, VA1,327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A selfie with the gates in the background is an instantly recognizable Tallinn photo. Beautiful way to enter the Old Town. Note that an information sign is posted nearby in Estonian and English (those types of signs appear routinely throughout the Old Town).
    Written 23 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Mike O
    Roanoke, VA1,327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As if the beautiful building facades are not reason enough to walk down this street (they are), and even more compelling reason is to walk past the Russian Embassy. The entire length of the building is lined with a waist-height barricade upon which innumerable protest signs/banners are posted. Also posted, was a police watching over the tourist behavior.
    Written 23 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Mike O
    Roanoke, VA1,327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As far as we are concerned, taking a photo from this spot is a "must do." excellent panorama of the Old Town skyline. The uphill walk to get hear is easily doable by most.
    Written 23 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • chrissieb94
    Dorset, UK3,003 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Mary’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Tallinn, built in the 13th century. It was rebuilt after a fire in the 17th century and is also known as the Dome Church. Inside, on the walls, there are numerous carved decorative wooden coats of arms, epitaphs which date from the 17th-20th centuries. The beautiful pulpit with figures of the apostles, is from 1686. The painted pews with doors, are lovely but don’t look too comfortable! This was probably to ensure you stayed awake during the service! The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Tallinn of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. It is a beautiful cathedral and well worth visiting.
    Written 26 August 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel41,095 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful square, leading to the amazing Viru gates.
    The sides of the square are complimented by flower stalls, which add a lot to the atmosphere.
    Written 25 October 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Sonja M
    Hove, UK725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum has something for everyone from toddler upwards. It presents Tallinn's maritime heritage in an interesting and easy to understand way. Spread over several floors each floor has a different theme , with activities
    Written 9 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • sallyemma
    Colchester, UK13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an absolute delight this restaurant was. Risto S, our waiter was efficient, friendly and informative. The food is outstanding and it’s budget friendly. You must try it! X
    Written 21 March 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • fluffymonkey
    Worcester, UK3,671 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When we visited a handful of local arts were using the wall along this ancient cobbled street to display their work for sale. Sadly nothing to our taste but impressive all the same to get a feel for the history of this wonderful town.
    Written 26 April 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Russ Lacuata
    Long Beach, CA9,561 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Helleman Tower, right by Viru Gate, is one of many towers lining the city wall. This is one of the 26 that still standing and one of the must things to do in Tallinn.

    The tower is a brilliant and largely accessible piece of medieval architecture. If you can brave the slightly wobbly staircase to the tower to see some pretty impressive city views.

    Written 11 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • aPaddlingDuck
    Half Moon Bay, CA28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Powerful. A profoundly moving work of sculpture and architecture. Exceptionally well done.

    Go early, go late, go in the low season. Just don't go when there's a tour bus/cruise ship there. It should be experienced peacefully.
    Written 30 September 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not too much to see in the exact square. A yellow church and a tall crucifix grace the square but not much otherwise. Nonetheless worth the trip if you’re in Tallinn
    Written 28 November 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All Tallinn HotelsTallinn Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Tallinn
All things to do in Tallinn
Amusement Parks in Tallinn
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire