Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is located in Northern Europe in the north eastern part of the Baltic Sea region. The population of Tallinn is 443,623. Tallinn is a compact seaside town of contrasts; its medieval old town, defence structures and wooden suburbs are its most valuable architectural pearls.
Tallinn’s Old Town is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tallinn’s Old Town has winding cobblestone lanes and iron street lamps, Gothic spires and medieval markets, cappuccinos and Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for that mix of historic ambience and cutting-edge culture that defines Tallinn, you’ll find it here. With medieval churches nestled between modern high rises, Tallinn’s city centre is a place of fascinating contrasts.
In Kadriorg, a baroque palace and the modern art museum Kumu stand alongside each other. These two are surrounded by a picturesque quarter that even today exhibits a 19th century provincial atmosphere.
Recent projects have changed the town’s exterior remarkably. Those interested in modern architecture will have plenty to see in Tallinn. The buildings here now are manifestations of trends that are typical of Northern Europe. Their characteristic features are: functionality, the use of modern (including natural) materials (especially timber/wood) and energy-efficient technologies.