Shopping in Tallinn
Monday, 4 May 2009 kell 13:36
As there are in forums quite often question “What is best place for shopping” then we try to give some overview from Tallinn. Of course it is totally impossible to write down all places but still there are some guidelines and if you have some concrete question then just put it here as comment and we try to answer ASAP.
Maybe first it is reasonable to start with bigger shopping centers in Tallinn… We have them quite a lot and most of them have someting interesting…
JÄRVE SHOPPING CENTER
Nearest shopping mall to Dzingel is Järve Keskus. You just need to take bus nr. 5, 32 or 57 front of hotel and take a ride for 4 stop. Go out in busstop called Risti and across the street you already see it.If the weather is nice then also is option to walk there – trip will be around 1,5 -2,5 km (depends do you prefer the shortest or most beautiful or most interesting way).
In this place you can find drug store, food market, banks and lot of shops. There is also section where are lot of shops with different interior designs traders and if to look well then you can find really interesting stuff for your home.
Also there are florist corner, IT shops and shops for kids… Shoemaker, photo service and lot of more. If you dont have something very specific in your mind then probably you can find it there…
VIRU SHOPPING CENTER
One popular place for shopping is Viru Keskus what is located excactly middle of the city. You can go there by bus nr. 5 – you need go out in the bust stop called Viru (approximately it takes 20 min. busride to get there.)
As they say in their homepage: “Viru Keskus is more than just a shopping centre – it is the fashion Mecca of Estonia, the heart of the capital, a pleasant meeting place, a recreational …“
Of course also prices are according their status but during campaigns you can find there really nice things for reasonable price. My favourite is bookstore “Rahva Raamat” what is located 3rd and 4th floor… Really good place to hang a little bit if weather is not best or you feel that your brain needs some food also
In the first floor there is located Tallinn Tourist Information desk where you can already get a lot of good information what to do next…
KRISTIINE SHOPPING CENTER
One of my favourite places to shop some clothes has been Kristiine Keskus… There are two ways to get there… First possibility is to go by bus nr. 32 – but then you must check timetable here as this bus rides quite randomly on morning and afternoon only… You must go out in busstop called Lilleküla jaam and then you have to take a walk ca. 200 m.
But if you want to go there on weekend or lunchtime then you take bus nr. 5 and ride to Vabaduse Väljak . There you need to cross the street and take trolley nr. 6 until stop Taksopark .
Shopping mall is located in 2 floors and on first floor there are big Prisma food market also. In second floor there are represented lot of Estonian local brands like Sangar, PTA, Monton, Baltman, Bastion.
But as there are big shopping centers everywhere and sometimes it seems that all things are identical over the world then some small hints about places and shops what is harder to find but same time they are worth of visiting…
Marat Outlet : Tulika 9/11 (1 km from Kristiine Keskus)
There you can find really comfortable clothes for all your family – ans prices are more than reasonable… Of course as in every outlet there are good and bad days but until now I have found at least 1 thing ecery time when I had chance to go there..
Ökosahver: Mulla 6a (2 km from Kristiine Keskus or 3 km from Balti jaam)
Place where you can get organic food, environment friendly products and usually also fresh milk and home made bread.
Taibula: Tartu mnt. 28 (Near Stockmann)
Lot of interesting stuff for all kids and also people who still like some good mind teasing games.. You can check their product catalogue from homepage to get overview what they really sell.
If somebody has any more good suggestions or ideas where to go for shopping or where you can find something nice then please post in comments. Best suggestions I will add to article