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The Old Town

Few places in Northern Europe can match Tallinn’s Old Town when it comes to the sheer number of medieval buildings still looming above its streets. With a cluster of defensive towers and church spires dating from the same epoch, it could almost be the set for an epic fantasy film. Gaps between the Gothic buildings have been filled in with baroque town houses and 19th-century apartment blocks to produce a visually stunning ensemble. The Old Town is very much the legacy of the mercantile culture that made medieval Tallinn rich. While nobles and priests lived on Toompea, traders and artisans settled in the town below, building tall gabled ...

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