Visit to the Baltic Countries: Part 1 – Tallinn, Estonia

Map of the Baltic Sea area
Map of the Baltic Sea Area

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn’s Old Town is charming, with a lovely central square lined with café restaurants, and so many truly historic cobblestoned narrow streets. Wear your most comfortable hiking shoes! With so many twisting streets full of shops and restaurants, and the surprise of a church or old city wall around any corner, you could explore Tallinn for days finding new sights and new spots to try a meal or a drink.

Estonia, like Latvia and Lithuania, was formerly part of the Soviet Union. Both the Telliskivi and Kalamaja neighborhoods, and the former V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, are good areas close to Old Town to see fascinating examples of Soviet architecture.

There is a large, very nice market in Telliskivi, with foods on the first floor and antiques on the second floor. The former Soviet countries do seem to have some interesting treasures.

Foods of Estonia

We loved our days in Tallinn, especially for the truly old and quaint Old Town that offers so much to explore. Next week, Visit to the Baltic Countries: Part 2 – Riga, Latvia.

Rob and Barbara at Castle Walls
Rob and Barbara at Toompea Castle


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6 responses to “Visit to the Baltic Countries: Part 1 – Tallinn, Estonia”

  1. stanleyleary Avatar

    Your photos and the places you went make me want to go and experience the area myself. Thanks for taking me on a virtual tour!

    1. Barbara Skinner Avatar

      Thanks so much Stanley. We love your posts as well!

  2. Jessica Avatar

    Possibly my favorite blog so far! Amazing photos and the food looks wonderful.

    1. Barbara Skinner Avatar

      Thanks Jessica, that’s great feedback to hear! 😊

  3. the hot goddess Avatar

    Gorgeous photos! A travel company here offers a Baltic cruise and your posts have made me put it on ky short-term list. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Barbara Skinner Avatar

      Thank you! I’m so glad. Also I have to laugh a little, because I just read the Englishman in Italy’s definitions of “it’s a bit Baltic” … but sometimes the cooler temperatures are very welcome. 😉

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