Capital of Estonia is Tallinn
Tallin is the capital of Estonia and also the economical, political and cultural centre of this beautiful country. Tallin was a former hanseatic town and known as Reval.There are approximately 400 000 inhabitants in Tallin. You can see the perfect melting of the past and the present here, and that is why Tallin is definitely worth visiting.
The modern spirit and the enthusiasm of building and estabilishing is not destroying the magic of the Old Town which was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO (1997) because it is one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Europe. The main sights are the town wall wich has 26 defence towers, the Gothic Town Hall from year 1400, the Oleviste Church that is 159 metres high and offers you the magnificient view over the Tallinn, the beautiful Nevsky Cathedrale and the Toompea Castle where the Estonian parliament gathers.
There are many museums in Tallinn, from history and nature museums to art and architecture museums. The other interesting sights are Pirita Convent, Kadriorg Park and Castle, the romantic suburb of Nõmme and the Estonian Open Air Museum.
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