Raekoja plats, Tallinn

Raekoja plats, Tallinn
Raekoda plats
Square
North and north-west views of the square
Country Estonia
County Harju County
City Tallinn
Raekoja plats, Tallinn
Location of Tallinn and the square within Estonia.

Raekoja plats (English: Town Hall Square) is a town square beside Tallinn Town Hall (Estonian: Raekoda) in the center of the Tallinn Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia. It is a venue for numerous small festivals or concerts like Tallinn Old Town Days (Estonian: Tallinna Vanalinna Päevad), and several bars and restaurants are located in the near vicinity. The square also hosts a market regularly, with many stalls selling traditional Estonian items and souvenirs (Estonian: Suveniirid).

History

There has been a town hall in Tallinn since at least 1322 and a town square next to it ever since then. The hall was rebuilt from 1402 to 1404 into its current form, and a Christmas tree display has been held in the square since 1441, making the Tallinn Christmas tree display over 570 years old.

See also

Coordinates: 59°26′14.54″N 24°44′43.15″E / 59.4373722°N 24.7453194°E / 59.4373722; 24.7453194


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