Urban nature & beaches
Photo: Maret Põldveer-Turay
Photo: Maret Põldveer-Turay

    Tammsaare Park

    Tammsaare park is in the city centre by the Estonia National Theatre. Until the middle of 19th century this area under the park was an empty land surrounded by the Town Wall and building was restricted for military reasons. In 1896 the wasteland was covered with stones and Tallinn’s market was moved here from the Town Hall Square. Between 1903 and 1905 a huge wooden “Interims theatre” stood in the middle of the today’s park area, a barn like hall which showed plays and movies. The real theatre buildings were completed later – German theatre (today’s Draama theatre) in 1910 and Estonia theatre in 1913. In 1976 the park area was reconstructed and in 1978 a statue of a famous Estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare (I.Soans, R.Luup) was placed in the middle of the park. In 1981 the sculpture “Mermaid” (E.Viies) was added.

    Today Tammsaare park is a popular gathering point for the younger crowds.

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    • The Central Park of Tallinn

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      February 15, 2022 By Mikael F

      This park is centrally located between the Estonia Theatre and Viru shopping center with the legendary skyscraper hotel Viru from 1972. We have walked through this park at least hundreds of times... Read more comments

    • The perfect path from Old Town to New

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      December 9, 2019 By Hawk470

      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... Read more comments

    • Sprawling greenery.

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      September 9, 2019 By MadanGopalM

      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... Read more comments