Estonia resorts attract numerous travellers by their interesting architecture and rich historic heritage. Magnificent cathedrals, elegant churches, castles and palaces can be found in nearly every city of the country.
Tallinn is a beautiful old city with numerous places of interest. The historic centre of Tallinn is called the Toompea Castle. This is a large architectural complex with several dozen buildings. Construction works started in the 13th century and lasted nearly 400 years. The most famous buildings are Dome Church, Toomkirik, Pikk Hermann Tower, castle walls and massive towers. As these buildings were constructed in different years, they feature different architectural styles – gothic, baroque and classicism. One more place of interest is located on Raekoja Square. This is the old city hall building that was constructed in the beginning of the 15th century. The building is decorated with a wind vane that depicts the symbol of Tallinn – Old Thomas.
The best way to know more about the history of the city and its landmarks is to visit wonderful museums of Tallinn. There are more than twenty museums in Tallinn, the most famous being the Museum of Applied Art, Marine Museum, the Museum of Nature, Tallinn City Museums, Estonian Art Museum and the National Historic Museum.
Many beautiful buildings and culture centres are located in the territory of Narva. The Narva Castle has been the symbol of the city for more than 500 years. The city has rich and glorious war part, so the majority of its museums and monuments are related to war or military actions.
When it comes to describing nature landmarks of the country, it’s simply impossible not to mention islands of Estonia. Saaremaa is the biggest island in Estonia. It’s famous for dense pine forests and Juniper bushes. Small villages, old windmills and stone churches look even more spectacular in such beautiful nature. The most famous landmark of Hiiumaa Island is an old lighthouse that was built more than 600 years ago. The height of the building is 104 metres and there are only 2 lighthouses in the world that are older than the Hiiumaa one.
The city of Tartu is a famous cultural centre of Estonia. The city can be proud of its wonderful theatres, museums and historic places. The most famous landmarks include the Town Hall building, botanic garden, the Museum of Tartu University, Ethnographic Museum and Zoology Museum.
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