A holiday in Tallinn will quench anyone's thirst for old Europe in all its grandeur. Imagine a picture-postcard medieval Old Town – that's what you'll find here, with its winding cobblestone lanes, ornate street lamps, ancient churches, sun-dappled courtyards and tucked away patisseries and wine cellars. That's not to say there aren't modern pleasures to be had as well – party animals will also be at home during their Tallinn break, with plenty of decadent clubs and bars to be explored.
That said, it's the ravishing atmosphere and architectural highlights that will really linger in your mind. The iconic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, sitting atop Toompea, with its radiant facade and black domes, is one of the must-sees of any holiday in Estonia, while another landmark for citybreakers to admire is St Olaf's Church, which dates right back to the 12th Century. If the sun's beating down, you can also go for an idyllic wander in the Kadriorg district, famed for its baroque palace.
As any visit here will be all about wandering around and taking in the sights at your leisure, summer is the time you'll want to take that flight to Tallinn. While its location in Europe means it'll rarely be baking hot, temperatures are very pleasant in June and July.
On the other hand, if you're happy to get wrapped up warm and brave the cold, visiting in winter means you'll get to see the Old Town covered in snow, like something from a vintage Christmas card.
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