Tallinn – a little gem with extra everything
The cool Telliskivi quarter is home to a broad spectrum of creative expression: here you will find galleries, rehearsal space for local bands, small design boutiques, cafés, restaurants, a theater, and a hall that puts on dance performances. Telliskivi is a former industrial area with ten buildings and a total area of 25,000 square meters that has been completely revitalized.
Swedish-Estonian designer Liina Viira has created her own clothing brand, Naiiv, with knitted clothes in strong colors and exciting patterns. All heavily inspired by traditional Estonian folk costumes.
Old Hansa, Old Town
The Old Hansa restaurants of the Old Town are very popular. This medieval restaurant is located at a couple of sites within the city walls and offers a relaxing, rustic atmosphere with traditional music and historical Estonian cuisine on the menu.
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The Kadriorg district is perfect for a leisurely weekend picnic in the park, or a gentle stroll past the Presidential Palace, the magnificent foreign embassies, and the baroque palace. Don’t miss the nearby Kumu Art Museum!
A favorite hangout of many Tallinn locals in the former industrial area of Telliskivi. Good prices, great food, trendy atmosphere, and lots of people! Not to be missed!
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Heinar Öispuu and Kristo Tomingas are the most decorated bartenders in Estonia. Together they have opened up the cool Butterfly Lounge cocktail bar, which features an extensive cocktail menu. There is also an excellent food menu offering delicious hors d'oeuvres.
The Rotermann Quarter
A stroll around the Rotermann Quarter is a treat for architecture fans, who can enjoy buildings both old and modern with a unique architecture. There are also lots of boutiques and restaurants.
One of Tallinn’s most acclaimed restaurants right now is V, which serves only vegan food. The flavors and the beautiful presentation of the food bring even non-vegans flocking. So it’s best to reserve a table in advance if you want to be certain of getting in.
90 meters above street level, on the 24th floor, is Lounge 24. The bar belongs to the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel and has a 140-square-meter terrace. Here you can enjoy cocktails, snacks, and desserts as you take in the views of Tallinn.
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For a dose of culture, you can’t beat a visit to the Estonian National Opera. The building itself is beautiful, and inside you can enjoy great performances at affordable prices. Its program includes opera, musicals, ballet, and concerts.
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Text: Ida Thunberg
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Published: May 11, 2015
Last edited: May 20, 2017