The Town Hall Square or Raekoja plats is my favourite place in Tallinn. It is a very picturesque square, located in the centre of the Old Town.
Always animated; this venue is used for concerts, craft fairs and medieval markets. In summer, it’s full of terraces with careful floral arrangements, and in winter it has its Christmas market and large Christmas tree – a tradition that dates back to 1441. Buildings painted in soft colours and full of restaurants surround the square.
The Tower and the City Hall Pharmacy stand out.
Did you know the Pharmacy, open since 1422, is the oldest in Europe in continuous operation?
The Town Hall of Tallinn, in Gothic style, is the only one that survives in northern Europe. Its history dates back to the thirteenth century, but acquires the medieval aspect in 1402-1404.
The Town Hall is used as a representative building of the government of the city of Tallinn, as a concert hall and as a museum.
- October to June, from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., by appointment
- July and August, from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- September, opening hours are pre-announced every week
The Tower opens its doors every year, from May 15 to September 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The entrance fee can only be paid in cash. To access the bell tower, at 34 meters high, it is necessary to climb 115 high and steep steps.