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Estonia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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.
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Estonia
♥   National park 'Lahemaa rahvuspark' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Matsalu rahvuspark' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Soomaa rahvuspark' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Vilsandi rahvuspark' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Estonia
♥   Castle 'Kiltsi Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Koluvere Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kuressaare Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kursi Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Narva Hermann Castle' . On the map   Photos
Country maps Maps of Estonia

Sightseeing in popular cities of Estonia

Tallinn
The House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads. The House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads is one of the few buildings in the Renaissance style in Tallinn that have survived till our days. The Brotherhood appeared in 1399. It united young lone traders, who were waiting for their turn to be accepted in the “Big Guild”. Foreign merchants, who were temporarily living in Tallinn, were also allowed to enter the brotherhood. The name of the brotherhood appeared because of its patron, Saint … Read more
Parnu
Town hall built in 1797 is the most famous architectural monument of Parnu. This is a true example of classicism. In this Town hall often take place festivals and concerts, and anyone can attend them. The oldest building of the city is Red Tower. It was built in the 15th century. This is just a small part of fortifications that have survived till our days. The construction of another building - Tallinn gate - took place in the 17th century. This is one of few defensive structures, which have … Read more
Tartu
The local university has become the symbol of the city. It was established in 132 by the order of Gustavus Adolphus. Among the old buildings that are worth attention we should also highlight Cathedral of Peter and Paul. Its construction started in the 12th century and lasted for more than 200 years. One should also visit the local Town Hall, the Observatory, St John's Church and the Powder Cellar. These are great examples of medieval architecture and so they are full of interesting stories. It … Read more
Narva
The City Museum is one of the major cultural facilities of the city. Here each visitor can not only see the priceless exhibits, but also try hand craft instruments that were used in the 17th century on their own. With the help of these instruments each visitor of the museum creates a memorable souvenir that will remind of this unusual excursion. Among the architectural places of interest we should definitely mention Narva Fortress, which construction took place in the 8th century. Inside the … Read more

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