Discover Estonia’s creative district for art, design and nightlife

Jul 26, 2017

You’ll recognise this waterfront neighbourhood, a short walk from Tallinn’s traditional Old Town, by its timber houses and Soviet-era industrial complexes. Now that the factories have been transformed into studio spaces, colourful bars and restaurants (main photo), it’s where the city’s creatives work and play.

Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia

contemporary art museum of estonia

Offbeat, even for a contemporary art museum (above), this institution began life in an old squat and remains unconventional in its outlook. As a platform for young local artists and curators, the exhibitions are always fresh, exciting and free. It’s open from April to December.

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Kivi Paber Kaarid

kivi paber kaarid

Enjoy a gluten-free Estonian dinner (above) at this buzzing bar/restaurant, which hosts live music on weekends. For something sweet, pre-order a fabulous-looking cake such as its Divinity Fudge coated in a cloud of cream.

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Estonian Design House

estonian design house

You’re guaranteed some cool, locally designed swag to take home here, from show-stopping home furnishings (above) to coats, laptop bags and accessories. You can even treat your kitty to a fashion-forward pet house.

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