Freedom Square, Tallinn

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Freedom Square (Estonian: Vabaduse väljak) is a plaza on the southern end of the Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia, where the military parades and various concerts take place. It is bounded on the east by St. John's Church (built 1862-67), on the south by Kaarli Boulevard and an underground shopping center (2008–09), and on the west by a Victory Column (2009) commemorating the Estonian War of Independence 1918–1920.

The current design was created by architects Tiit Trummal, Veljo Kaasik and Andres Alver. Before 2010, it was a parking lot. It has an area of 7752 m²[1] with the dimensions approx. 110 m by 75 m.

During the Soviet period, Freedom Square was known as the Victory Square (Võidu väljak). Under USSR, the Square parades in honor of holidays likeVictory Day, the October Revolution, and before 1969, International Workers' Day.


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Coordinates: 59°26′1.52″N 24°44′38.89″E / 59.4337556°N 24.7441361°E / 59.4337556; 24.7441361