Old town is the pride of the city and for a good reason – it is one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Europe. The old town is full of life – galleries, cafes and restaurants around every corner. One can easily spend an entire day inside of the walls of the old town. Old town is the favorite area of tourists and during summer the narrow streets are often full of people.
Kalamaja (Fish house) and Telliskivi (Brick) are located right next to old town. Areas are called bohemian and hipster and Skyscanner nominated Kalamaja as one of the world’s most hipster neighborhoods in 2014. Kalamaja’s characteristic houses are made of wood and build in the beginning of 20th century as homes for working class. Telliskivi loomelinnak is the center for creative business. There are plenty of working spaces for artists and artisans, a flea market, a theatre and plenty of different events. Both Kalamaja and Telliskivi are good spots to find cozy cafes, rustic restaurants and cute small shops.
The actual city center is located on the other side of the old town. You shop in Rotermann, Viru keskus or Solaris. Beautiful Kadriorg park is a popular hiking place. Art museum Kumu is located in Kadriorg as well as the president’s castle. Different eras are represented in Kadriorg and it is almost like alive museum of architecture.
Nõmme is known for its pine forests. There are mainly detached houses and the atmosphere is calm. Nõmme has some very nice places to eat, an adventure park, Glehn castle and a lovely market for fresh products.
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