20 Sights in Tallinn, Estonia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Tallinn, Estonia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 20 sights are available in Tallinn, Estonia.

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1. Tallinna teletorn

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Tallinn TV tower is a free-standing structure with an observation deck, built to provide better telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics regatta event. It is located near the suburb Pirita, six km north-east of the Tallinn city center. With its 313 m (1030.2 ft), the TV tower is the tallest nonbuilding structure in Tallinn. The tower was officially opened on 11 July 1980. The viewing platform at a height of 170 metres was open to the public until 26 November 2007, when it was closed for renovation. The tower began receiving visitors again on 5 April 2012. The building is administered by the public company Levira and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

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2. Suur Tõll

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Suur Tõll Original uploader: et:Kasutaja:Boy (Estonian language wikipedia). / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Suur Tõll is an Estonian steam-powered icebreaker preserved in the Estonian Maritime Museum in Tallinn. She was originally built for the Russian Empire in 1914 by AG Vulcan in Stettin, Germany, as Tsar Mikhail Feodorovich. In 1917, she was taken over by the Bolsheviks and renamed Volynets. However, in 1918 she was captured by Finland and served as Wäinämöinen until 1922, when she was handed over to Estonia according to the Treaty of Tartu and renamed Suur Tõll. When Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940, the icebreaker rejoined the Soviet fleet and was again named Volynets. She remained in service until 1985.

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3. Aleksander Nevski katedraal

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The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn's largest and grandest orthodox cupola cathedral. It is dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky who in 1242 won the Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus, in the territorial waters of present-day Estonia. The late Russian patriarch, Alexis II, started his priestly ministry in the church.

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4. Kadrioru loss

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Kadrioru loss Estonian Museum of Art / Public domain

Kadriorg Palace is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia. Both the Estonian and the German name for the palace means "Catherine's valley". It was built after the Great Northern War for Nicola Michetti's designs by Gaetano Chiaveri and Mikhail Zemtsov. The palace currently houses the Kadriorg Art Museum, a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, displaying foreign art from the 16th to 20th centuries. The KUMU branch of the museum, showing Estonian art from the 18th century onwards is located nearby in the park.

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5. Russalka monument

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Russalka Memorial is a bronze monument sculpted by Amandus Adamson, erected on 7 September 1902 in Kadriorg, Tallinn, to mark the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship Rusalka, or "Mermaid", which sank en route to Finland in 1893. It was the first monument in Estonia made by an Estonian sculptor. The monument depicts an angel holding an Orthodox cross towards the assumed direction of the shipwreck. The model for the angel was the sculptor's housekeeper Juliana Rootsi, whose grandson is the politician, Tiit Made.

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6. Tallinna sünagoog

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Tallinn Synagogue,, also known as Beit Bella Synagogue, is located in Estonia's capital city. The privately funded synagogue in central Tallinn was inaugurated on May 16, 2007. The building is an ultramodern, airy structure, which can seat 180 people with additional seating for up to 230 people for concerts and other public events. It received global attention as it was the first synagogue to open in Estonia since World War II.

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7. Oleviste kirik

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St. Olaf’s Church or St. Olav's Church in Tallinn, Estonia, is believed to have been built in the 12th century and to have been the centre for old Tallinn's Scandinavian community before Denmark conquered Tallinn in 1219. Its dedication relates to King Olaf II of Norway. The first known written records referring to the church date back to 1267. It was extensively rebuilt during the 14th century.

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8. Eesti Meremuuseum

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Eesti Meremuuseum Estonian Maritime Museum / Public domain

The Estonian Maritime Museum is located in the Fat Margaret tower in the old town of Tallinn. The museum presents the history of ships and navigation in Estonia and related to Estonia. Other parts of the Maritime Museum are the mine museum and the Seaplane Harbour museum where ships are presented. The museum claims to be one of the largest museums in Estonia and the most popular.

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9. ORP Orzeł incident

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ORP Orzeł incident Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

The Orzeł incident occurred at the beginning of World War II in September 1939, when the interned Polish submarine ORP Orzeł escaped from Tallinn, in neutral Estonia, to the United Kingdom. The Stalinist Soviet Union used the incident as one of the pretexts to justify its eventual military invasion and occupation of Estonia in June 1940.

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10. Püha Katariina Kirik

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The Church of St. Catherine in Tallinn was the Church of Medieval Catherine's Monastery in the Old Town of Tallinn. This most powerful building of the monastery complex was located in the south of the monastery. The current address is the Russian 14A / Catherine. More on the article of St. Catherine's Monastery

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11. Tallinna Kolmekäelise Jumalaema kirik

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The Three Handed Mother of God Church is the name given to a religious building that is affiliated to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church that is located in the 22 street Laboratooriumi in Tallinn, Estonia. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia managed the building in the period between 1994 and 1997.

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12. Toomkirik

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St. Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn is a cathedral church located on Toompea Hill in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally established by Danes in the 13th century, it is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia. It is also the only building in Toompea which survived a 17th-century fire.

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13. Lennusadam

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The hangar of Tallinna waterplanes at the current Seaplane Harbor was built between 1916 and 1917. It was planned to build three hangars, and only the foundation was built from the other hangar, which today is probably preserved in the soil. The third hangar was not built at all.

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14. Miinimuuseum

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Miinimuuseum Anneli Salo / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Mine Museum is a museum belonging to the Estonian Maritime Museum, located in the Old Town of Tallinn. The museum is rich in World War II and World War II. Until the last anniversary? The demolition work of World War II mines has produced new exhibitions for the museum.

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15. Tallinna Jumalaema Kõikide Kurbade Rõõmu pühakuju kirik

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The Church of the Holy Stap of All the Mother of God of Tallinn is the Orthodox Church in Tallinn, one of the former buildings of the Baltic cotton factory. The church has been recognized as a national cultural monument. The building's address is Sitsi 15a.

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16. Jaani kirik

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St. John's Church is a large Lutheran parish church in Tallinn, Estonia. It is dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, a disciple of Jesus Christ and author of the fourth Christian Gospel. Construction began in 1862, and the church was opened in 1867.

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17. 1905. aasta revolutsiooni monument

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Memorial to the Revolution of 1905 in Tallinn, Estonia, is a public monument erected to commemorate the events of the Revolution of 1905. The only writing upon the monument is the date of "1905", in a similar manner to its counterpart in Riga, Latvia.

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18. Pühavaimu kirik

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The Church of the Holy Ghost or Church of the Holy Spirit is a medieval Lutheran church in the old town district of Tallinn, Estonia. It is located behind Raekoja plats, and lies opposite the Great Guild and Maiasmokk, Tallinn's oldest café.

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19. Tallinna Botaanikaaed

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Tallinn Botanic Garden, is a botanical garden in Tallinn, Estonia. It is located on the right bank of the Pirita River, in the Kloostrimetsa forest in Pirita district. With an area of 123 ha, it is the largest in Estonia.

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20. Rannamägi

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Rannamägi Maa-amet / Estonian Land Board / CC BY-SA 4.0

Rannamägi is a green area in the centre of Tallinn between Rannamäe road and Põhja boulevard, at Rannamäe tee 11. Rannamäe road between Tornide Square and the railway is also named after Rannamäe.

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