For eight centuries of its existence, Tallinn has not been in anyone’s hands. Knightly orders, Sweden and the Russian Empire fought for the fortress and the port on the Baltic Sea at different times. As a result, the modern capital of Estonia has turned into a mixture of different cultures, architectural styles and traditions.
Old Tallinn is a classic example of medieval cities in Northern Europe. In the center there is a fortified fortress with thick walls, where the parliament sits, stone streets built up with houses with pointed roofs diverge from the main square, and the bell towers of ancient churches rise above the blocks.
The capital of Estonia is the main cultural center of the country. Here are the main museums, theaters, concert venues. Festivals and festive processions are organized on city streets throughout the year.