Tallinn Old Town Days
The main venue of this traditional festival is the Old Town of Tallinn. The event held since 1982 is celebrating the beginning of glorious summer. The courtyards, squares, streets and coffee shops will fill with music, art and theatre, and they become the venues for other fun activities. Visitors can peek into the courtyards of the Old Town and learn about the long and impressive history of Tallinn through festive events.
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During your stay in Tallinn, we suggest you to visit Kadriorg.
Kadriorg is a quiet, leafy area within an easy walking distance from the Old Town. After Russian tsar Peter the Great conquered the Baltics in the early 1700s, he established an estate with a public park on this spot. He named the area Ekaterinenthal (Catherine’s Valley, or Kadriorg in Estonian) after his wife, Catherine I. The Baroque palace he had built – along with the surrounding forests, ponds and fountains – are still the neighbourhood’s prime draw. Over the next two centuries the streets near the park became lined with ornate wooden mansions as Kadriorg developed into the upscale residential district that it remains today. The park is remarkable for its diverse architecture, which is showcased by the various smaller gardens on the estate, such as the Japanese Garden. Enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee and fresh pastries in one of the many cosy cafés in the area. Culturally-minded visitors should note that Kadriorg is home to the nation’s best art museums, the quaint 1920-30’s style houses of many classic Estonian authors, and also the children’s museum – all the more reason to head to Kadriorg for a Sunday stroll. Kadriorg is also the birthplace of Estonia’s spa culture. The first seaside spa was established in Pirita by Georg Witte in 1913.