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2.7.2013 | Shopping

Made in Estonia

Made in Estonia

Made in Estonia How to spot locally made souvenirs in Tallinn.

TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Like in any popular tourist destination, there are an overwhelming number of tourist shops in Tallinn’s Old Town. Some offer beautiful, Estonian-made souvenirs, and others offer, politely put, cheap crap for some exorbitant sum. This is no reason to steer clear of souvenir shops altogether, in fact we are suggesting quite the opposite.

Estonians are known for their textiles, jewellery, handicrafts, art, and design. They are not known for amber or matryoshka dolls, so please, visit Latvia or Lithuania for the amber pendants, and Russia for the dolls.

21.8.2017 | Shopping

A new market in Tallinn

A new market in Tallinn

The market beside the Balti jaam trains station reopened its doors in May.   If you remember the old market, … Read more

13.6.2017 | Beauty

Estonian cosmetics are taking over

Estonian cosmetics are taking over

Fact: Most Estonians know about Estonian cosmetics. It’s time to tell the rest of the world.   There are close … Read more

9.5.2017 | Shopping

VIP Shopping at Foorum

VIP Shopping at Foorum

The atrium at Foorum will transform into a romantic park and fragrant flower fair from 8-14 May. Come and enjoy … Read more

25.3.2017 | Shopping

Baltika Kvartal –  A small town near the city centre

Baltika Kvartal – A small town near the city centre

Be sure to stop through Baltika Kvartal on your next visit to Tallinn. The refurbished warehouse district is a stone’s … Read more

18.3.2017 | Estonia

A mix of old and new

A mix of old and new

As the second largest city in Estonia, Tartu is not the capital, but a university city which holds itself as … Read more

24.1.2017 | Shopping

Feelings & Scents

Feelings & Scents

Helge Kodu – Fragrances for the home   Elena Volk tired of headache-causing home scents. In 2015, she started developing … Read more

22.12.2016 | Shopping

New season, new look

New season, new look

The Baltic Guide visited Kaubamaja’s men’s department for a tour of the newly renovated space.   The men’s department at … Read more

15.12.2016 | Culture

Old Town Christmas Market

Old Town Christmas Market

The magnificent Christmas tree (brought from Rapla County) in the centre of Town Hall Square in Tallinn’s Old Town is … Read more