Most people these days are so obsessed with cities like Paris, London or New York, that traditional and beautiful cities are often forgotten. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia – a country in the European Union, located to the south of Finland and to the north of Latvia. I was in Tallinn only for 1.5 days and I honestly wish I could spend much more time there.
To be absolutely honest, when my roommate suggested Tallinn as one of the 8 cities on our Euro-trip list, I wasn’t too excited. Not only did I not know of this city- but I thought I would be better off visiting another city like Stockholm or London, for instance. But all my insecurities disappeared from the moment I set foot into this gorgeous city and not even a 30 min long walk from the port of Tallinn till our Airbnb apartment with my heavy suitcase could dampen my spirit!
Tallinn, is a city like no other. Its rustic beauty lies in its old town. When I say old town – I mean a really OLDTOWN. Even most Estonian men and women are dressed in traditional Estonian attire and carry themselves like people did in the Medieval ages. It’s an absolute treat and I have never seen anything like it before.
Tallinn also happens to be a much cheaper European city as compared to its European counterparts. After keeping a strict limit on my expenditures in cities like Copenhagen and Oslo, I decided to splurge in this lovely city (and it was the best decision ever).
Virtual tour through Tallinn’s Old Town:
- The path leading to the Old Town was under construction when I was there (Second to last week of March), but it is filled with vendors selling beautiful bouquets of flowers. There are so many shops – it just filled me with unprecedented joy. It makes the start so much more beautiful as you get an exciting image of the blooming of flowers during Spring-time.