Raekoja plats, Tallinn

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Raekoja plats, Tallinn
Raekoda plats
Square
North and north-west views of the square
North and north-west views of the square
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
City Flag of Tallinn.svg Tallinn
Raekoja plats, Tallinn is located in Estonia
Raekoja plats, Tallinn
Raekoja plats, Tallinn
Location of Tallinn and the square within Estonia.
Map of the Tallinn old town with Raekoja plats highlighted in orange.

Raekoja plats (English: Town Hall Square) is a town square beside Tallinn Town Hall (Estonian: Raekoda) in the center of the Tallinn Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia. It is a venue for numerous small festivals or concerts like Tallinn Old Town Days (Estonian: Tallinna Vanalinna Päevad), and several bars and restaurants are located in the near vicinity. The square also hosts a market regularly, with many stalls selling traditional Estonian items and souvenirs (Estonian: Suveniirid).

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There has been a town hall in Tallinn since at least 1322 and a town square next to it ever since then. The hall was rebuilt from 1402 to 1404 into its current form, and a Christmas tree display has been held in the square since 1441, making the Tallinn Christmas tree display over 570 years old.

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Coordinates: 59°26′14.54″N 24°44′43.15″E / 59.4373722°N 24.7453194°E / 59.4373722; 24.7453194