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Song Festival Grounds

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Why locals love it

There's probably no other place in Tallinn that resonates with the local people and their memories of recent history as much as the Song Festival Grounds. Aside from hosting the popular Song Festivals taking place every four years, it also became the site of a pivotal event in the dissolution of Soviet power in 1988.

Why you should visit it

These days there's less need for revolutions in Estonia so the Lauluväljak is used for concerts and festivals. Metallica and Madonna have drawn large crowds to the fields (but still less than the events of 1988) and the annual Õllesummer festival celebrates the Estonians' love for beer. That, and alcoholism.

Special tip

Find Gustav Ernesaks, a popular Estonian conductor sitting at the top of the hill.

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2 Comments

Can’t miss this if you’re in Tallinn.
Victoria
Traveller
July 17, 2019
Nice and typical Russian structure :)
Alberto
Traveller
June 14, 2018

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