If you enjoy Medieval architecture, all it takes is a view through the City Gate into Old Town Tallinn, Estonia to realize what a treat lies ahead.
There are delightful Medieval villages all over Europe, but the state of preservation and the feel of Tallinn’s old town make it one of the jewels in the crown. Its narrow, twisting cobblestone streets are lined with 15th-17th Century homes, churches, guild houses, and a huge town hall.
The old village is a wanderer’s dream. Put the map away and ramble down any street or alleyway, and there are movie-set backdrops. This is St. Catherine’s Lane, which couldn’t be more perfectly Medieval. Disney designers with an unlimited budget couldn’t come close to the wonderful Tallinn ambience.
James & Terri