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Estonia, Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 28, 2013 at 05:17:51

Location Tallinn, County of Harju, Estonia
Coordinates N59 25 59.988 E24 43 60
Property 113 ha
Date of Inscription 1997

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/822 )

The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League, and its wealth is demonstrated by the opulence of the public buildings (the churches in particular) and the domestic architecture of the merchants' houses, which have survived to a remarkable degree despite the ravages of fire and war in the intervening centuries.

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Town Hall Square, Historic Centre of Tallinn Kiek in de Kök, Historic Centre of Tallinn St. Olaf's Church, Historic Centre of Tallinn

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