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Tallinn, Harjumaa Maakond, Estonia
 

The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

 
 
The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 28, 2012
1. The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn Marker
Inscription.
Text in Estonian: …

[Seals of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention]

Text in English:

The Historic Centre
(Old Town) of Tallinn has been
inscribed upon the World Heritage
List of the Convention concerning
the protection of the World
Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Inclusion on this list confirms the
exceptional universal value of a
cultural of natural site which
deserves protection for the benefit
of all humanity.

 
Erected by UNESCO World Heritage Convention. (Marker Number 1199.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 59° 26.224′ N, 24° 44.705′ E. Marker is in Tallinn, Harjumaa Maakond. Marker is on Town Hall Square [Raekoja Platz], South. Click for map. Marker is on the wall at the northwest corner of the Town Hall, on the south side of Raekoja Platz. Marker is in this post office area: Tallinn, Harjumaa Maakond 10146, Estonia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tallinn Town Hall - Anno 1404 (a few steps from this marker); Suurgildi Hoone
The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 28, 2012
2. The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mustpeade Maja (about 210 meters away); Residence of Konstantin Päts (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Toompea Loss (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); British Royal Navy in the Estonian War of Independence (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Polish Submarine "ORZEŁ" - September 1939 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Mälestusmärk “Katkenud Liin” / “Broken Line” (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Tallinn.
 
Also see . . .  Mälestised 1199 Tallinna Raekoda. (Submitted on July 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Tallinna Raekoda
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn: view of <i>Al-Linn</i> ("Lower Old Town") from image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 28, 2012
3. The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn: view of Al-Linn ("Lower Old Town") from
Toompea ("Cathedral Hill" or "Upper Old Town"). Note the tower of St. Olaf's Church (left, center), the tallest building in the world from 1549 to 1625 A.D., and two huge cruise ships in Tallinn harbor beyond.
The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn: image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, May 28, 2012
4. The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn:
the Great Coastal Gate (Suur Rannavärav) and "Fat Margaret" tower (Paks Margareeta) - home of the Estonian Maritime Museum, facing the harbor at the north end of Pikk Street in Lower Old Town.
The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn: <i>Katariina Käik</i> - "St Catherine's passage" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 28, 2012
5. The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn: Katariina Käik - "St Catherine's passage"
- tourists on the medieval street connecting Upper Old Town and Lower Old Town at Raekoja Tallinna, Tallinn Town Hall Square.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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