The Unique Cultures of Estonia

The Unique Cultures of Estonia

Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia, and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia.

A cultural vacation in Estonia connects the dots between cultural traditions and the modern day

Cultural life in Estonia is so diverse. Every day we have many exciting events, including exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances and festivals. Also of interest are many architectural monuments, especially Tallinn’s Old Town.

View cultural events or download the calendar of events 2013External link (pdf)

Song festivals and dance festivals are symbols of the Estonian national spirit. Programmes of song and dance festivals include both traditional and modern-day performances by singers and dancers who can total tens of thousands.

Architectural monuments in Estonia are maintained in good condition. Many manors and castles now have hotels and restaurants and all visitors are welcome. Tallinn’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. All over Estonia there are old fortifications, churches and other examples of historically valuable architecture.

Our coastal villages and settlements of followers of old beliefs are unique in the world. Discover our cultural treasures on the shores of Lake Peipus, in Setumaa, on the islands of Kihnu and Ruhnu, and in Lahemaa.

Our theatres will certainly provide a vivid cultural experience. Every year Estonia is the venue for many international festivals of theatre and opera. Autumn is ushered in by the festival of Estonian theatres in Tartu called Draama.

Some of the museums worth visiting include the KuMu Art Museum, the Estonian History Museum with excellent multimedia installations and the amazing interactive branch of the Estonian Maritime Museum in the Seaplane Harbour.

As you travel around Estonia, be sure to view local sculptures and visit little themed museums.



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