Tallinn City Hall

Mere puiestee 20b, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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Completed for the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics, the unique City Hall belongs to the heritage conservation list. The look of this fascinating complex brings to mind the ancient pyramids of the Mayans, as well as the old bastions surrounding Tallinn’s Old Town dating back to the Swedish rule.

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

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

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  • Signposted
  • On foot only
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AlterSchwede13

AlterSchwede13

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...

wendyanddavid536

wendyanddavid536

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...

Joost N

Joost N

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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