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Best things to do in Vanalinn, Kesklinn

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

City Hall
“Not being original here, but this is what Tallinn is best known for. Lots of tourists, but totally worth it.”
89local recommendations
Movie Theatre
“The popular Solaris Shopping Center with many restaurants and cinema, rooftop terrace with great Old Town views and happenings is just 600m walk from the Appartment.”
80local recommendations
Farmers Market
“A wonderful market full of great street food, little shops and a couple of nice outside areas to dine and soak in the summer sun (or winter snow).”
69local recommendations
Theme Restaurant
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“You gotta have a true tourist medieval experience in candle lit medieval building with the best medieval servers. Do try the honey beer. It's a bit pricy, but go for cool experience and have beer and snacks. ”
41local recommendations
Plaza
“Town Hall Square in the old town. A nice place to have a walk and enjoy some history and culture. I wouldn't recommend eating at the town hall square though.”
46local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Some of the best Estonian performances are given at this grand theater and performance hall, including opera, ballet, musical theater, symphonic orchestra, and more.”
20local recommendations
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Absolutly stunning food, should prebook for seating otherwise have to wait. Around the corner is also Väike-Rataskaevu 16.”
43local recommendations
Café
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“Another nice cafe on my street, although it gets a bit busy and crowded in the evenings.”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Author of the restaurant's kaleidoscopic interior design is Soho Fond, whose original work is widely recognised by the local community. The historical building once accommodated one of Estonia's most loved writers Oskar Luts, who wrote here his bestseller "The Spring” (“Kevade”). ”
33local recommendations
Restaurant
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“This is the must-go restaurant if you're looking to get a taste of the modern Estonian cuisine (another option is MEKK), and one of the best in town overall. Wonderful dishes and wine list, exceptionally nice outdoor seating.”
36local recommendations
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Delicious vegan food. It is very popular so because of that it is easier to book the table ahead: +372 626 9087; https://www.facebook.com/veganrestoran/”
35local recommendations
Movie Theatre
“The second-largest cinema house in Tallinn makes its home on the top floor of the Solaris Centre, in central Tallinn. The facility has seven halls, showing the latest international hits, including those in 3D, with the latest Dolby surround sound. Relatively small halls make the visit perfectly comfortable for all the family. ”
17local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Have a picnic in Kohtuotsa viewing platform and enjoy the panorama over the medieval neighbourhood. ”
27local recommendations
Restaurant
“In the simple interior on offer are daily lunch deals, lunch and dinner menus full of local ingredients. Visitors are treated with high quality, seasonal dishes.”
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Establishment
“The most popular nightclub in Tallinn, near the Freedom Square, is exclusive in both its interior and concept. Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. On both nights, guests can attend parties in three halls with different music. The main hall mostly plays the current popular songs, and the VIP rooms play R'n'B and disco music. A VIP-ticket includes a welcoming drink and access to the Moët and House VIP-rooms. Dress code is smart casual and this means that guests in sports clothes and footwear will not be let in. The age limit is 21 years.”
11local recommendations
Lounge
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“Restaurant, bistro & a bar with a chill vibe. Great place for Friday night drinks and dinner. Next to the restaurant, they have an underground cocktail bar. ”
40local recommendations