Visit Tallinn in only two days: we did it and it’s enoughEurope
Tallinn is one of the famous city of the Baltic countries. This is probably because it’s very well maintained that seems.. fake!
But the real problem is that it seems fake since all the city center is full of people with old clothes and ancient things. Why this is a problem?
Well, as I said, this city is very well maintained, a real gem. However all this people with “medieval clothes and objects” tends to transform this city into a.. theme park!
Yes, during my two days in Tallinn I felt like I was at Disneyland or something similar, I was not enjoying at all that city, unluckily.
This is part of our North Europe Tour: click here to read more.
Too much tourism..
Probably local people have noticed that many tourist love this behavior. The classic tourist has no interest in the real history or the real local people life.
They prefer to see this “fake city” made into a real (and beautiful) city, that today is only a theme park made for tourist, from the prices (that are far from what you can find 100 meters outside the historical walls) to the restaurants and “local” shops.
Prices inside the “historical town” are high. Well, probably not so high if you live in another city of Europe, however are so high for Estonian standards.
This is why I recommend you to exit from those walls and find some (really) local restaurants or pubs. For example, I found one of the best restaurants for my preferences, this one.
At Sõõrikukohvik restaurant I eat a fish soup, a dish with pork, chicken, mashed potatoes, potatoes and other vegetables for 6€. Moreover you can try the best donuts you’ll ever eat. Homemade, of course.
What to see and what to do in Tallinn
This is a very good question! I just recommend you to walk inside the city center (in a day you can see everything) and then walk up to Kohtuotsa Viewing platform to see Tallinn top view.
Here below there are few good spots you have to see:
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Tallinn Town Hall
- Kadriorg Art Museum
- Toompea Castle
- St Olaf’s church
- St. Nicholas’ Church and Museum
- St Mary’s Cathedral
- Estonian Open Air Museum
- Kohtuotsa Viewing platform
- Kadriorg Park