If you are talking about Baltic region, this also means Baltic countries and the Baltic nations. If you are talking of its broadest sense, this would mean all the states that have an access to the coast of the Baltic Sea. There are twelve of them but I will concentrate on the narrower sense which would mean the countries including Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Baltic travel can be very interesting because its cities has a lot of sights and attractions to offer to its tourists and visitors.

Tallinn

This is the capital city of Estonia. Being selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2011, Tallinn only shows and proves that its has a lot of interesting tourism activities to share to its guests and visitors. Alone the Medieval Old Town which is excellently preserved is already a must to see when visiting this city. It also belongs to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some other interesting architectural and historical sites are, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the mythical Toompea Hill, the square in the heart of the Old City named Raekoja Plats, Raekoda or Town Hall, the City wall and so many more. Outside of the Old City has also varied attractions.

Some other evens like the music festivals and sports events are worth to see and experience. If you love beaches, Tallinn has also nice ones. Be careful because some are not recommended for swimming.

Vilnius

The largest and capital city of Lithuania. The fast development of Vilnius has made it to become a modern European city. Along with Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, Vilnius was selected as a 2009 European Capital of Culture. It is another city in the Baltic region that is proud to show of what it has. You need to see its historical Old Town, the Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Castle, St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church, European Park, National Museum of Lithuania and other attractions that might be of interest to you. Throughout the year, there are a variety of cultural, music, cinema, theatre, art, and fashion festivals taking place in Vilnius.

Vilnius Tower Church at the Cathedral Square credit

Riga

This city is said to be the major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltics. Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic States. This city is also known to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. As usual, the Old Town is always the centre of attraction. The best way to see it is by foot. Here, you can see a lot of historical buildings and monuments like the Town Hall, St. Peter’s Church, House of Blackheads, Riga Castle are only some of its attractions. Riga is also known for having the best nightlife in Europe. It sounds very inviting!

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