Can’t believe I haven’t written about Telliskivi yet!!
Located in a former industrial complex next to the Balti Railway Station, (near the Russian markets mention in a previous post!) on the borders between the City Centre, Pelgulinna and Kalamaja districts, is the creative centre of Tallinn. This is the largest creative centre in Estonia consisting of galleries, studios, boutique shops, creative companies and offices of artists and NGOs.
In the Creative City, you are going to find a unique selection of shops offering design, interior design and natural products, various cafés and restaurants and different services. In the halls and yards of Telliskivi, over 400 cultural events take place in a year; each Saturday, there is a flea market.
Telliskivi has become very popular with locals, and for those tourists and travelers a little bored of what the Old Town has to offer then head on over to Telliskivi for a totally different experience.
Often referred to as the ‘Hipster’ area, there is more to Telliskivi than thick rimmed glasses, big beards and smashed avo on toast, there is some amazing street art covering old factory walls, some really great restaurants (be sure to check out F-Hoone, Frenchy or Foody Allen, they are all great!) and bars, Pudel Baar in particular for its amazing selection of craft beers!
All being said, a trip to Tallinn is not quite complete without visiting Telliskivi!
To get to the Telliskivi area, either walk from the Old Town heading in the direction of Balti Jaam train station and the Russian markets. You can also take tram number 1 or 2 getting off at Balti Jaam stop or bus number 52 getting off at Telliskivi.
For those interested in how Telleskivi got started and more, see the following link.
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