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    Tallinn Town Hall Square

    Town Hall Square has been a marketplace and the centre of this old Hanseatic town since the Middle Ages. It became the centre of the Lower Town at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries. As a square, it plays an important role today as well. In summer it is filled with outdoor cafes, it plays host to the Old Town Days and other medieval festivals, and is also a venue for open-air concerts, fairs, and more. In winter it becomes an enchanting Christmas market, the centrepiece of which is a towering spruce tree. The tradition of celebrating Christmas festivities here dates back to 1441 when the Brotherhood of the Blackheads are thought to have erected the world's very first Christmas tree.
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    • Very pretty square

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 16, 2024 By Swedishtomcat

      Beautiful town square with colourful old buildings, restaurants and bars around the outside. Just be wary of the uneven cobbles which caught us out once or twice.

    • A lovely central square.

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      October 27, 2023 By TheShis

      This is a lovely little square in the middle of Tallinn old town. There are several nice benches scattered in the square with the town hall building dominating it.

    • Center of Old Town

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      September 10, 2023 By Brittany_11_10

      Beautiful town square, historic, and well-preserved. A must-see if you're visiting Tallinn. The focal point is the Tallinn Town Hall, and shops and restaurants encompass the rest of the cobblestoned... Read more comments