Cobblestones, courtyards and craftsmen are together with tradition the leading words that assemble the spirit of this beautiful medieval old town of Tallinn. Here you can experience a medieval atmosphere strolling through ancient cobblestone streets. In the main streets as well as in the smaller alleys, with original 12th to 13th century merchant’s houses, and courtyards there are craftsmen whose skills has passed down for centuries. Here you can find shops and medieval markets that surely will satisfy your needs for skilled handicraft.
The centre of the Old Town is the old marketplace Town Hall Square and theTown Hall itself, the best-preserved medieval town hall in Northern Europe.
Among the numbers of medieval houses the only renaissance one can be easily spotted: House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads.
St. Catherine’s Passage (Katariina käik) is a landmark combining master craftsmen’s workshops with a medieval atmosphere.
Among the numerous towers of the town wall, Nunna, Sauna and Kuldjala Towers are open to the public and when climbed, provide a picturesque view of the red-tiled roofs of the rest of the old town and the Toompea Hill.