Sights Of Tallinn
Tallinn Botanic Garden was founded in Kloostrimetsa as an institute of the Academy of Sciences on December 1, 1961. In 1995 it became a municipal establishment. Major plant collections were planted during the first 20 years. Outdoor gardens were opened for visitors in 1970 and greenhouses - in 1971.
The Knighthood House is situated at Toompea Hill near the St Mary's Cathedral (Toomkirik). Tourist buses usually park at the foot of Toompea at Falgi tee, wherefrom it is 3 minutes’ walk to the Knighthood House. The Art Museum stands halfway to the lookout platforms opening to the old town and Kopli Peninsula.
The Kadriorg palace and park were founded by the Russian Tsar Peter I. According to the designs of the architect Niccolo Michetti, invited from Rome, the palace was built after the Italian villas, consisting of a main building and of two annexes.
The earliest data on St. Olaf’s Church come from 1267. Little is known about the building of this Gothic style church and its early years, but there may have been a church on this location as early as the 12th century, alongside the Scandinavian market yard.
One of the best-kept secrets of Tallinn is to be found in the very center of the city. It is a medieval Dominican monastery, which is located near Viru Street, between Muurivahe and Vene Streets, which reveals a fascinating dimension of the city's history.
Tallinn`s late Gothic Town Hall building is one of the most famed symbols of the city, recognized throughout Estonia as a venerable, unique architectural treasure. The Town Hall was established on the central square, probably at the beginning of 13th century.