"Art Nouveau Houses and a Jealous Bachelor" Old Town - Historical Centre Tip by Kathrin_E

Old Town - Historical Centre, Tallinn: 55 reviews and 160 photos

  Art nouveau house in Pikk
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  • Art nouveau house in Pikk - Tallinn
      Art nouveau house in Pikk
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      Art nouveau houses in Pikk
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  • Detail of facade - Tallinn
      Detail of facade
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      The bachelor's house
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      The jealous bachelor on the rooftop
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About the only art nouveau architecture in Tallinn's old town can be found in Pikk, not far from the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Historical Museum.

The two houses are located opposite each other and are the setting of a very sad love story. A beautiful girl was living in the house with the dragons. The house on the other side of the street belonged to a rich bachelor who fell in love with the girl. She, however, did not want him even with all his money because she loved someone else. The guy was heartbroken, and he said, all right, you don't want me so I'll be staring into your windows all the time from now on.

Look up the facade, you will indeed see his bust staring at the other house through spectacles on the corner of the gable (photo 4 and 5).

Address: Pikk
Phone: +372 5807 4704
Website: http://www.visittallinn.ee

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2009
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