The ten most romantic places in Tallinn
Tallinn is popular for a weekend, including – among lovers. The cozy streets of the old city can charm even the most indifferent and pragmatic traveler. On the eve of Valentine’s Day present to you the top 10 most romantic places in the Estonian capital.
1. St. Catherine’s Passage
This picturesque street is hidden between the houses next to the former Church of St. Catherine in the Old Town. Lane connects Vene street and Müürivahe street, which stretches the most famous theme knitwear market.
There is a guild of St. Catherine – the community of craftsmen creating glass objects, milled products, hats, ceramics, jewelry, silk painting and more. For work you can watch craftsmen and their wares for sale.
No place in the Old Town is not the atmosphere of the Middle Ages better than Katarina lane.
2. Yard Masters
In this courtyard are some of the oldest surviving medieval buildings in Tallinn. For centuries, they were constantly rebuilt, and yet retained their vaulted cellars, spiral staircases, elaborately decorated windows and beamed ceilings. There are shops crafts, guest apartment and a popular café Chocolaterie, where, depending on the season, the owners of the surrounding establishments gather in the courtyard to drink soft drinks or warm up by the fire.
3. Lookout Kohtuotsa
A spacious deck on the east side of the hill of Toompea, offers unforgettable views of the medieval quarters. It is from this place make the most of the photos of the old town. It can be seen ancient spiers and modern buildings, including the television tower on the horizon. Greet the dawn together also better here. In the summer of on-site café and an open-air dance evenings are held.
4. Danish King’s Garden
This cozy corner between the ramparts and the Lower Town called the Danish King’s Garden. Allegedly, this is where the Danish king Valdemar II camped during the successful siege of Toompea in 1219.
Moreover, according to legend, popular in Estonia and in Denmark, where first appeared Dannebrog (Dannebrog), which later became the national flag of Denmark. When Estonians started to besiege troops Valdemar, the heavens opened, and the ground down the red flag with a white cross. The Danes took this as a sign from above, inspired and won.
Today, on this site we honor the memory of Denmark, which has played an important role in the history of Estonia. On the stairs leading from the garden in the Lower Town, set the iron shield with a Danish cross, and every summer day here celebrate the birth of the Dannebrog.
5. St. Nicholas Museum
In the church, built in 1230, has become a museum, preserved a rare altar, medieval tombstones and works of sacred art. Church of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and fishermen, attracts visitors with unique artwork, antique silver objects and other artifacts.
Pearl collection – a fragment of Bernt Notke’s painting “Dance of Death”. The exhibition is complemented by exquisite altarpieces, baroque chandeliers and centuries-old gravestones. The Silver pantry collected the best pieces from the silver collection of the Estonian Art Museum, including works by urban artisans. Thanks to the excellent acoustics, the church also became a venue for the best concerts of organ and choral music. Concerts are held in the church almost every weekend. free – entrance to the holders of the tourist card Tallinn Card.
6. Café Josephine Boutique
Cafe in the style of the last century, offers delicious desserts prepared by the French pastry chef.
7. Cafe Amore
New restaurant in the old town overlooking the Church of St. Nicholas and a wide selection of desserts and wines.
8. Eduard Vilde Museum
Museum of the Villa mid XIX century dedicated to the classics of Estonian literature. This Kadriorg house passed the last years of his life Eduard Vilde (1865-1933) – his apartment was on the first floor of the mansion in the Baroque style. Several rooms are devoted to his works of Wilde, in other areas it looks like it was from 1927 to 1933, when the writer lived there. On the upper floor of the villa runs an art gallery where exhibitions of contemporary artists. With Tallinn Card free admission.
9. Promenade Pirita
At two kilometers along the coast from Kadriorg Park to Pirita area stretched by all the townspeople favorite promenade Pirita, which offers the most spectacular views of the sea and the city’s skyline.
10. Church of the Holy Spirit
Every Monday in the medieval church of the street Pühavaimu, has preserved its original appearance to the present day, there are free organ concerts.