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Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia, one of the Baltic countries. The city itself is historically significant and renowned for its beautifully preserved medieval architecture. Here are some highlights and interesting facts about Tallinn: Medieval Old Town: Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its well-preserved medieval buildings, cobblestone streets, and fortifications. It is one of the most complete and untouched medieval capitals in Europe. Toompea Hill: This limestone hill in the central part of the city is home to the Estonian parliament, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and offers panoramic views of the city. Tallinn Town Hall: Situated in the Old Town's main square, it's the oldest town hall in the Baltic region and Scandinavia, dating back to the 13th century. St. Olaf’s Church: Once considered the tallest building in the world during the 16th century, this church offers stunning views of the city from its observation deck. Kadriorg Palace and Park: Commissioned by Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine I, in the early 18th century, this palace is a magnificent example of Baroque architecture and is surrounded by a beautiful park. Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam): A maritime museum housed in old seaplane hangars, it showcases various vessels, including the century-old icebreaker ship, Suur Tõll. Kalamaja: This district is known for its colorful wooden houses and bohemian atmosphere. In recent years, it has emerged as a trendy area with cafes, galleries, and shops. Culture and Festivals: Tallinn hosts numerous cultural events, including the Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn Film Festival, and the medieval-themed Old Town Days. Digital Society: Estonia is known for its digital innovations, and Tallinn is at the heart of this digital revolution. The country offers e-residency, and much of its governance and services are available online. Gateway to the Baltics: Being a major port city, Tallinn has ferries connecting it to Helsinki, Stockholm, and other cities, making it a crucial transport hub in the region. Tallinn's blend of medieval charm, modern amenities, and digital-forward approach makes it a unique and fascinating destination in the Baltics.