Tallinna Raekoja Plats, Tallinn

4.6
Surrounded by shops, restaurants, historical buildings, and its namesake structure, Tallinna Raekoja Plats is one of the focal points for activity and culture in Tallinn. Dating to the early 15th century, the square features a number of Gothic-style architectural gems and streets that branch out from the center, leading to hidden courtyards, secluded gardens, and cobbled alleys. The town hall showcases arched doorways and a 64 m (210 ft) tall tower. You'll often find a great deal of activity in the square, ranging from performers to souvenir stalls; in fact, local legend has it that the world's first Christmas tree was raised here in 1441. Watch for the circular "compass" tile in the square, from where you can see Tallinn's spires rising above the tops of the surrounding buildings. Add Tallinna Raekoja Plats and other attractions to your Tallinn trip itinerary using our Tallinn trip itinerary planner.
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  • I was fascinated when I visited the square. It’s beautiful, good atmosphere, vibrant buildings. I was busy taking pictures in different angles. I love this place.  more »
  • Nice place in summer 2015, wet, cold and dull in December 2019, and hardly surprising the outdoor restaurants were closed! Christmas Market made it a bit more cheerful.  more »
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