Picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Old Town for the last eight centuries.
Surrounded by elaborate merchant houses and, in summer, packed with café tables, it's a natural magnet for tourists.
Historically it served as a market and meeting place, and was the site of at least one execution (resulting from a dispute over a bad omelette). Find the round stone marked with a compass rose in the middle of the square. From this spot, with a little stretching and bending, you can see the tops all five of Old Town's spires.
Today, the square remains the social heart of the city, a venue for open-air concerts, handicraft fairs and medieval markets. Each winter it's home to the town's Christmas tree – a tradition that stretches back to 1441 – and a buzzing Christmas Market. In spring it hosts the Old Town Days festival, a modern version of a medieval carnival, where traditions from the Middle Ages are kept alive.
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This is a nice part of the old town part of Tallinn. You must go through it once you visiting in Tallinn
This charming marketplace oozes local culture. There was soo much positive energy in this area. I stumbled across the oldest continuing running pharmacy, Raepteek, which is across the Town Hall... Read more comments
Lovely area with beautiful buildings. We had a meal in one of the many restaurants and spent a pleasant time there.