The cobbled streets, city wall and towers are what make Tallinn look so medieval. Nowadays from the original length of 2.35 km of defensive wall we have 1.85 km and only 28 towers left from the original 46. Most of the construction was done during the 13th-16th centuries and it’s really one of the most well preserved in Europe. You may check some long portions of the wall on the streets Müürivahe and Komandandi, but my favorite one is Laboratooriumi.
Laboratooriumi is still one of the most “underrated” streets of Old Town. Shops, cafés and nightlife buzz have not yet come up here. You will hardly face lost tourists wondering how to get out of there. It’s one of the most tranquil and curious spots of Tallinn.
The medieval wall with towers goes along one side of the street and some resident houses are on the other. Between them, don’t miss one of the most curious churches of Tallinn. It’s a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. The church was dedicated to the Three-handed Mother of God. If you are already intrigued and want to see icons of this miracle and not only this one, then ring the bell and local monk with his blind little dog will open the door for you and show you around.