When you have seen all the top sites and monuments in Tallinn, another way to learn more about this former Hanseatic city is just to take a trip to the seaside Pirita which is just about 6 kilometres from the centre of Tallinn.
The name Pirita comes from the monastery dedicated to the sacred Birgitta. Only a ruin remains today, but it is still an impressive building to contemplate. Here at one of the most popular outings of the Tallinners, you can take a nice lazy sunbathe on summer hot beaches glancing at the clear fresh blue sky or visit the Botanic Garden with its more than 8 000 different spices. If you are a fan of flowers or botanic this is a must. One can also stroll around in the beautiful surroundings just enjoying the scenery but why strolling? Bring your roller skates.
Another way to discover this striking area could be from horseback. This many Tallinners have discovered and appreciate. Tallinn provided with six companies aimed at horse riding so it’s easy to do. It is even possible to get higher than on a horseback because next to Pirita is the Tallinn TV-tower which reach 314 metres and built for the Olympics in 1980. From a terrace 170 metre up in the air, there is a wonderful panoramic view over Tallinn. With some luck, on a clear sunny day you might see all the way to Finland.
If you are going to keep in shape many of the main hotels have a gym. But you can also go for a jog in some of the parks around the city centre. When you are inside some of the parks you will surely get the feeling that you are right into the country side with it small lakes and spreading threes. Another more and more popular way to move around is with inlines or roller skates.
Why not watch the “King of Sports”, football. Tallinn has no less than tree top teams. FC Flora Tallinn, FC TVMK and FC Levadia. The all play in the top league of Estonia. FC Flora has won the Estonian Championships seven times and the Estonian Cup Twice the ground is A.Le Coq Arena (Lilleküla Stadium) with a capacity pf 9 300. The ground of FC Levadia is Kodustaadion (4700).