Large malls are in the center of town as well as on the outskirts and near the airports. Many other shops are here including markets that offer lots of types of local cheese and meat from around Estonia.
The Viru Keskus and Tallinna Kaumbamaja
These two large malls are connected offer several stories of goods from major world retailers and a relaxing interior full of light. There’s a kid’s area for the little ones to shed some energy while you have a cup of coffee.
Two other smaller malls in the area are Sikupilli and Kristiine, but they’re not as modern as some other malls. Also, near the airport is the Ülemiste Shopping Center.
The Christmas Market
Tallinn comes alive during the Christmas season when the center of town is filled with dozens of stalls and a large tree. Look for ornaments reflecting local life, delicate local textiles, and birch brooms. Grab a cup of spicy mulled hot wine, a sausage sandwich, and some brightly colored marzipan for the true Estonian experience.
For a taste of local foods, head for the Balti Jaam Market. This is where locals gather to sell items like bread, produce, and antiques. Another market in the city is the Nomme Market. This is the place to go to sample local fish, meat, and cheeses. For a look at the Russian food and culture of Tallin, head for the Central Market and check out the stalls of wild mushrooms and berries. The Sadama Market is a short walk from the Old Town. It has a large buildings with floors of items, many of them at bargain prices.
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