Tallinn is a beautiful city which has preserved its history. One of the highlights of Tallinn is the Medieval Old Town. However, there are interesting attractions in each area of the city. Tallinn is divided into different districts, each with its own character and sightseeing spots.
This district is mainly a residential area with large panel buildings of Väike-Õismäe, mainly built during the 1970s. Lake Harku and an extensive beach area at Kakumäe, also the Kopli Gulf all make it a great recreational place. Attractions include Rocca-al-Mare Kaubanduskeskus which is the largest mall in the city and Premia Ice Hall where the family can enjoy an indoor ice rink.
Kesklinn could be considered the city center, since it serves as a home to the Medieval Old Town and port suburbs. Visitors can admire the red roofed buildings and stone paved streets. You can also admire wooden and stone houses. Most of the historical attractions are located in this district. Visitors should be sure to check out the St. Catherine's Passage which represents true medieval time period. Dating back to 1404, the Tallinn Town Hall shouldn't be missed. The Dominican Monastery is the oldest building in Old Town, which is really saying something. Maarjamäe Palace contains part of the interesting Estonian History Museum. The beautiful Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Great Guild Hall are worth tours. If you feel like trying out your luck, head to Bally's Casino or Admiral Casino to try to strike it rich.
Located next to the center, this district has several apartment buildings that date back to 1930s and single family houses dating back to 1950s. The industrial part of this area is rather extensive. Southern part is given to the Tondi area of military barracks. One of the best restaurants in the city is located in this district; Bazar is decorated like an Arabian bazaar, complete with a belly dancer.
Lasnamäe is the largest area. This eastern section of Tallinn has several out of the way attractions. Visitors shouldn't miss the Kadriorg Palace, which was built in the Northern Baroque style in 1718. The Kumu Art Museum is located close to the palace and has impressive exhibits.
Mustamäe is the oldest residential region with large panel houses from the 1960s. It is also the home of Tallinn Technical University and numerous scientific institutions. There is great shopping at the Järve Keskus.
Dating back to the end of the 1800s, this area used to be a separate city until 1940 when it was united with Tallinn. The area is covered with sand and pine groves and has mainly single family houses. It is considered as one of the most prestigious areas of Tallinn.
This is a beautiful area in Tallinn. You can enjoy beaches, yachting and a lot of sporting opportunities. The Tallinn Botanical Garden is a beautiful feature, with around 8000 species of plants. Another lovely landmark is the St. Brigitta's Convent, which is historically significant and used for concerts and fairs.
Põhja-Tallinn is architecturally, historically and socially diverse. This serves as home to Kalamaja, with 1 to 2 story wooden houses. The Pelgulinn area has more modern wooden buildings and areas of multi-story houses. This is also the area of railway station, ports and various industrial buildings.