Viru Gates, Tallinn
Step right into the heart of Tallinn's urban center and access the city's historical sights from Viru Gates. The square connects all of the city's major roads and main public transportation lines, and it's a gateway to the old town. Throughout history the square was the city's main gathering place and the center of activity. Reconstruction at the beginning of the 20th century transformed the area into a transportation and shopping hub. Apart from visiting an array of stores, you can stop by a bar or restaurant for refreshment or a fine meal. Browse the surrounding area for a selection of souvenirs and be sure to visit some of the flower shops that the neighborhood is famous for. Before you head to Tallinn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tallinn route planner , to make sure you see all that Tallinn has to offer, including Viru Gates.
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Una maravillosa forma de acceder a la ciudad medieval con dos torreones muy bonitos. No le pongo la nota máxima, ya que los restaurantesque hay alli no mantienen una uniformidad y se estropea la vista more »A wonderful way to access the medieval city with two very nice towers. I do not put the maximum note, as the restaurantesque there do not maintain a uniformity and damage the view
If you are in the area make sure you take the time to visit and see the sites, well worth the effort. more »
Classic medieval fixture in the city of Tallinn. For those interested in medieval architecture of Eastern Europe this is a great landmark. Lots of small walking streets and alleys to explore.
These are the gates at the main entrance to Old Town in Tallinn. The flower market is located out the front of them as is the taxi rank (get a Bolt much cheaper). To the left of the gates is a small park that over looks the entrance and to the right a few shops. Once you pass through the gates there is a market to the right selling scarfs and beanie's....and to the left a McDonald's, lol. If you have come to old town through it's main entrance, the first thing you will see is the Viru Gate.
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