- By Kelly L.
- Published 09/3/2007
In the Old town of Tallinn, you feel as if you have stepped into life as it were in the 14th and 15th centuries. Soaring cathedral spires and sentry towers, all connected by a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, most of Tallinn has the appearance of a medieval settlement. But don’t let that fool you. Tallinn is a major Baltic port and naval station and an important industrial center. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, lies on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, only 70 km south of Helsinki. The well preserved old town has even been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.