Today, we will explore the Old Town with its City Hall Square, Town fortifications, and city walls dating back to 15 century. The Toompea Castle hill with Alexander Nevski Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the center. The famous “Kiek in de Kok” tower houses a museum today, other defensive towers have galleries or coffee places in them.
We will walk to the central square to get fascinated by its authenticity and atmosphere. I will see the oldest pharmacy and will sneak to the baker’s street. Nex is an interesting walk in between the guilds’ houses. After passing the sea gate will pay the last tribute to the casualties of the “Estonia” ferry.
We will visit the famous Field of the Songs – ones the place of meetings of a local choir and today the spot of the International Choir Festival. Also, a pride of Eesti – the cradle of the Independence movement. Read an article about the singing revolution on our blog.
Continue to the Kadriorg Park, the beautiful park on the seashore once bought for the Tzar Peter the Great, who built a Palace as a gift to his wife Kathrine. Today it is a complex of numerous museums, amusements, and the Presidential Palace.
After that, we will proceed to Pirita neighborhood where one can see the Olympic village, and ruins of the Convent of St. Bridget.