The Toompea Hill

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If you want to enjoy a nice view over the rooftops of the Old Town of Tallinn is compulsory up to the hill of Toompea, a mythical place in Estonia, according to legend, built stone by stone by Princess Linda to bury his heroic leader Kalev. You can get there in two ways: Pikk jalg (long leg), a ramp protected by walls and defended by a fortified gate or the stone stairs of Luhike jalg (short leg). At the top and take a breath you can visit the remains of the Castle, the Cathedral and Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Toomkirik, the oldest church in Estonia which gives its name to the hill. Always political center of the Baltic country, today the hill is home to the Houses of Parliament and the Government.



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