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Popular Tourist Attractions Of Estonia. Places To See In Estonia

BY: Travel Lover | Category: Travel | Post Date: 2009-08-26
 



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Even though Estonia has been invaded several times in the past and most recently by Soviet Russia, it still remains a desired tourist attraction of Europe. Lying in Northern Europe, Estonia land borders with Latvia and Russia and sea borders with Finland and Sweden. There are several places to see in Estonia most of which lie in Tallinn. The historic centre of Tallinn has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 1,500 Baltic Islands of Estonia are the perfect place for nature lovers. Saaremaa and Hiiumaa are the two largest islands here and are popular tourist attractions of Estonia.


PLACES TO SEE IN ESTONIA

Tallinn
The historical town of Tallinn is the Capital and the biggest tourist attraction of Estonia. The old town scatters over the hill and is also known as Toompea. By the mid 14th century the hill was divided in to two parts with a wall in the middle. The bishops and noblemen lived at the top part of the hill, whereas merchants and craftsmen stayed at the bottom. A part of the wall still remains with sever parks around it. The most popular places to see in Estonia are The Town Hall Square that consists of houses of the merchants dating back to the 15th century. Kadriorg palace is another popular attraction and houses a unique collection of foreign art and the National Art Museum.

A short drive from Tallinn are the Jagala Falls which are the largest waterfalls of Estonia. In the mornings and evenings sun rays add to the beauty of the falls. Jagala Falls freeze up during the winters which is also very picturesque.

Narva
Narva is one of the oldest towns of Estonia and is mainly popular its Herman Castle which is believed to be the oldest monument of Estonia and the city museum that is in the castle.

Parnu
Parnu is a small town on the banks of Parnu river situated at about 2 hours drive from Tallinn. The place is mainly popular for its theatre and long sandy beach along its coastline.

Tartu
Located at Emajogi River, Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia. It is known for its Old University and the university's Botanical Gardens. Other places to see here are the Vyschgorod Cathedral and the 18th century Town Hall.


The climate of Estonia is mainly wet with moderate winters and cool summers. It is divided into 15 counties with Tallinn being the capital and the largest city. Five most popular parks of Estonia are Karula National Park, Matsalu National Park, Soomaa National Park, Vilsandi National Park. Jagala Falls are the largest waterfall of Estonia.

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