Freedom Square is Tallinn's grandest public space. The monument to the War of Independence was unveiled here on Victory Day (23 June) in 2009.
Over the years the square has gone by many names: the Straw Market, Peter's Square and Victory Square among them. It was first named Freedom Square in 1939, remaining that way until 1948. The name was readopted in 1989.
Its location in the city centre right next to the Old Town has made Freedom Square a popular place for people to get together and spend time.