Hidden Gems Worth Your Time in Tallinn, Estonia

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia
Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by Karson on Unsplash

No matter how many times you visit Tallinn, Estonia, you will never be disappointed. Its main tourist attractions like the old town district Vanalinn, picturesque Toompea hill, and beautiful Kadriorg Palace always manage to stun no matter the repetition. And then there are all sorts of hidden gems that you can discover here.

If you don’t have time (or the will) to hit the streets and uncover Tallinn’s best-kept secrets by yourself, don’t worry. We did the hard work and brought you a few that are well worth your time. Check them out below. 


Linnahall is a former Olympic venue that is now slowly losing the fight against time. It was built in 1980 for sailing events at the Moscow Olympics but has had multiple purposes since then. The city of Tallinn unsuccessfully tried to reconstruct the building, which led to the current state of ruin. Despite this, it is a great place to visit since it serves as a reminder of Estonia’s USSR past. And there is quite a lot of street art to enjoy.

Art Studio Ichthus

You will have to make a bit of effort in order to find Art Studio Ichthus since it is located beneath a 13th-century Dominican monastery in Viru Stree. However, you will be amazed once you find it. This art gallery offers excellent art and a unique setting since the artworks are displayed in cellars that monks used centuries ago.

Japanese Garden in Kadriorg Park

If you want to escape the noisy streets or just need some break, head to Kadriorg Park and search for its Japanese Garden. The place was designed by famous garden designer Masao Sone and it offers a truly relaxing atmosphere with its ponds, stone constructions, and cherry blossoms.