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Viru Square, Tallinn

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Walk through Viru Square and take a step back in time. Built in the 14th century, the gate's twin towers were once part of a complex fortification system that protected the bustling trading heart of Tallinn. Most of the walls are gone, but the towers stand as a proud monument to the city's history and mark a gateway between its modern center and the old town. In the vicinity of the gate is a great selection of cafes, restaurants, and shops where you can buy souvenirs. When flowers are in bloom, colorful stalls full of them add a special touch to the gate. The gate is a great starting point for a tour of the historic center of Tallinn on foot or by catching a romantic ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Viru Square by using our Tallinn visit planner .
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  • A square in front of the typical gate Viru gate at the entrance of Tallinn Old Town. On the left and right side of the lighted gate, there are fresh flowers, souvenir stalls and restaurant terrace seats.
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  • Loved the area round Viru Square and Viru Gate. Lovely flower market sp colorful. Enjoy a coffee or a meal overlooking the flowers.  more »
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