A review of selected monuments in Tallinn, cultural heritage and geo-touristic context

Olga A. Iakovleva


Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, is located in the northern part of the country on the Baltic Sea, and has an interesting geological structure of the substrate, which has contributed to the impact on the architectural construction of the city (the widespread use of Ordovician limestone in the construction of houses and fortifications). The city is located within chilly temperate climate. Its history dates back to the XIII century and over the centuries it from hand to cancer. Originally founded by the Danes, was also ruled by the Swedes, Germans, Russians and Estonians. This contributed to the impact of these cultures on urban planning of the city.


Tallinn, Historic monuments, Old city, Klints, Ordovician limestone

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