Vital Facts and Numbers
Dialling Code: +372
Emergency Number: 112
Where To Stay
Tucked away on a cobblestoned street in Tallinn’s old town lies this medieval boutique hotel. Interiors feel charming and cosy, boasting stone walls, exposed beams and roaring fireplaces. In the summer months, enjoy a meal in the tranquil, floral garden.
Address: Pühavaimu 13/15, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 699 7700
In the heart of the city, next to Freedom Square, is this 1930s-built hotel offering elegant rooms with headboards made with fragments from the paintings of famous Estonian artist Konrad Mägi. Enjoy a Modern Estonian meal at Restaurant Konrad or a classic cocktail in the smart, light-filled Gallery Bar.
Address: Vabaduse väljak 3, 10141 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 680 6655
This charming 1870s-built hotel was once a post office and telephone exchange. Today, it offers a spacious, leafy garden and elegant interiors with antique touches, like vintage telephones and ornate mirrors.
Address: Vene 9, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 600 0600
Where To Eat
Feast on gourmet Italian meals, like seafood risotto, caviar and salmon pasta or a range of classic pizzas, in an elegant setting with floor-to-ceiling windows and indoor trees.
Address: Jõe 4a, 10151 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 626 3684
Sample French and Estonian cuisine, like grilled cheese tart and lemon risotto, in an elegant eatery in a 15th-century building with a terrace and courtyard.
Address: Viru 8, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 614 0085
Innovative European dishes served in a chic dining room with brightly coloured furnishings and large windows overlooking the city and the bay.
Address: Tornimäe 3, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 624 3000
What To Do
Explore this hidden cobblestoned courtyard, famous for its many artisan stores selling unique jewellery, clothing and wooden handicrafts. There’s a charming café and chocolatier there as well.
Address: Vene 6, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 504 6113
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
This 1900s Russian Orthodox church sits on Toompea Hill and is in excellent condition. The church’s interior is decorated with mosaics and the church bell tower has 11 bells, one of which weighs 15 tonnes.
Address: Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 644 3484
With The Family
Tallinn TV Tower
Completed to provide better telecommunication facilities for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the Tallinn Television Tower is 314 metres tall, making it Tallinn’s tallest building. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views from the observation deck and enjoy a meal in the restaurant on the 22nd floor. You can even see as far as Helsinki on a clear day – that’s 80km away!
Address: Kloostrimetsa tee 58a, 11913 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 5750 3650
Estonia Doll House
Inside Tallinn’s oldest building lives a charming collection of handmade dolls from around the world, some dating back as far as the 1500s.
Address: Kalaranna 2, 10415 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 525 0553
Estonia is part of the European Union and Tallinn is home to approximately a third of the country’s population and is responsible for just over half of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Tallinn is Estonia’s financial and business capital, and other strong industries include information technology, tourism and logistics industries. Tallinn also has shipbuilding, machine building, metal processing, electronics and textile manufacturing industries. As of 2015, the city’s unemployment rate was 5.4%.
Technology is a big industry in Tallinn. This is the city where Skype was first invented, and in 2005, The New York Times referred to Estonia as “a sort of Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea”. It is Europe’s main IT centre – Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence of NATO, EU Agency for large-scale IT systems and IT development centres of large corporations, such as TeliaSonera and Kuehne + Nagel are all based in Tallinn.
Tallinn is home to local offices of several major banks, such as SEB, Swedbank, Nordea and DNB. It is also home to the corporate headquarters of LHV Pank, an Estonian investment bank. Tallinn Stock Exchange, part of NASDAQ OMX Group, is Estonia’s only regulated exchange.
Around 4.3 million visitors come to Tallinn each year to see its many sights, including its UNESCO-protected Old Town.
Tallinn Tourist Information Centre
Address: Niguliste 2, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 645 7777
Thinking about planning a meeting, event or conference in Estonia, or in any other part of the world? We’d love to help. Please drop the Caxton Manor team a line.