Tallinn attracts lovers of medieval architecture and yet beyond the castle walls is a thriving modern city, covered with wireless internet access and home to luxurious restaurants, hotels and lively nightlife that can compete with anywhere in Europe.
An increasing number of people come to enjoy the cultural attractions: opera, dance, music, art exhibitions and museums – especially the Kumu Art Museum (winner of the European Museum of the Year Award in 2008).
And if that’s not enough, then there’s the shopping: modern shopping centres exist of course but there’s a lot of fun to be had hunting out bargains and exclusive gifts (for your or your friends and family back home) in the small boutiques and specialist shops that permeate the Old Towns in all our cities.
Tallinn’s captivating and UNESCO-protected, medieval old town is the number one tourist attraction but Estonia’s cities have so much more to offer:
- Pärnu the summer capital and famous beach resort is buzzing in the summer plus, with Kihnu Island and Soomaa National Park just a short distance away, its no wonder that many people claim Pärnu is the place to be!
- Tartu the university town is fresh and youthful and a gateway to South Estonia. Rich in museums and full of history and fun, Tartu is growing in popularity every year.
Whether you are looking for luxury & sophistication, simplicity & relaxation or just fun, fun, fun take a look below at what’s on offer in Estonian cities now.