Tallinn City Hall

Completed by the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics, the unique City Hall belongs in the list of objects protected under heritage conservation. The appearance of the fascinating complex brings to mind the ancient pyramids of the Mayans, as well as the old bastions surrounding Tallinn’s Old Town dating from the Swedish rule.

The waterfront location of the hall, its proximity to the passenger port, the hall seating 4,200 people, ice rink and cafés turned it into a significant place for the citizens of Tallinn as a cultural venue, but also as an element in the city design.

At the last event that took place here in December 2009, someone said "The City Hall is going to hibernation". At the moment, negotiations are taking place to renovate the complex that can only be viewed from the outside, and taking it back into use.

Completed by the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics, the unique City Hall belongs in the list of objects protected under heritage conservation. The appearance of the fascinating complex brings to mind the ancient pyramids of the Mayans, as well as the old b

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  • Soviet architecture at its finest - unfortunately rotten

    Soviet architecture at its finest - unfortunately rotten. Many ratings here are wrongly assigned: it's not the Town Hall or the Old Town: it's the City Hall, an assembly hall (underground because the...

  • Lovely Building

    Situated in Town Hall Square (obviously!) in the centre of the Old Town, Tallinn City Hall is a beautiful 14th century stone building with a terracotta tiled roof, an impressive steeple, a glittering...

  • Fantastic place with a good view

    We ate here and drink some beers. Sitting on top of the building it feels like you are in Soviet Russia at the baltic sea. The views both on the sea but on the old town as well are really good. There...


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