Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral
The positioning of this magnificent, onion-domed Russian Orthodox cathedral (completed in 1900) at the heart of the country's main...
Shaded by 250-year-old linden trees, this small mound near the top of Toompea is named after Linda, wife of Kalev, the heroic first...
St Mary's Lutheran Cathedral
Tallinn's cathedral (now Lutheran, originally Catholic) was founded by at least 1233, although the exterior dates mainly from the 15th...
Maiden Tower Museum-Cafe
Although it's actually a branch of the City Museum, we wouldn't pay the admission for the scant displays on the history of Estonia's...
If you've ever had a hankering for braised roast elk, this is the place to come. Although it's hardly a traditional eatery, plenty of...
Lossi plats · interesting places nearby
Toompea Castle information
Three towers have survived from the Knights of the Sword's hilltop castle, the finest of which is 14th-century Pikk Hermann (best viewed from the rear). In the 18th century the fortress underwent an extreme makeover at the hands of Russian empress Catherine the Great, converting it into the pretty-in-pink baroque palace that now houses Estonia's parliament (riigikogu ).