On the occasion of her State visit to Estonia,the President of Ireland Mary McAleese, her husband Martin,the President of Estonia Lennart Meri and his wife Helle & Liam Allen of Wilde Guest Apartments at the “2 Wildes” sculpture in the city of Tartu Estonia May 2001.

A visit to Tallinn is  a very rewarding  cultural experience. Wilde Guest Apartments or Vilde Külaliskorterid in the vernacular get their name from a cultural project iniated by the owner Liam Allen and brought to life by the famous Estonian sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu .

The “2  Wildes ” sculpture which depicts the Estonian writer Eduard Vilde and the Irish writer Oscar Wilde engaged in an imaginary conversation on a park bench celebrates the rich cultural heritage  of both Estonia and Ireland.

The sculpture which was unveiled outside the Wilde Irish Pub in Tartu on May 30th 1999 was supported by Estonian Cultural Capital, Liam Allen, Tartu Renaissance Club and many of the citizens of Tartu.

A copy of the” 2 Wildes” sculpture was presented to the city of Galway in Ireland by the Estonian people in 2004 on the occasion of accession to The European Union.

These sculptures are among  the most photographed  tourist attractions both in Galway Ireland and Tartu Estonia.

Wilde Guest Apartments Tallinn and Wilde Guest Apartments Tartu are decorated with art sculpture and furniture items collected by the owner over many years.

You will find a  miniature copy of the  “2 Wildes “sculpture in the living room of the Panoramic View Apartment in the Old Town of Tallinn. There is also a major monument to the Estonian writer Eduard Vilde in front of the apartments on Niguliste Street, in Tallinn.

A stay at Wilde Guest Apartments Tallinn Old Town and Wilde Guest Apartments Tartu is an experience not to be missed.

Come and take part in medieval festivities

The Estonian History Museum invites all groups of friends or colleagues to take part in the unique celebration „Medieval Pleasures“ in the magnificent Great Guild Hall, where the most glamorous and lavish feasts in Tallinn took place during the 15th and 16th century.
This package includes a convivial tour of the Estonian History Museum where the richest man in Medieval Tallinn, Mint Master Urban Dene, or his honourable wife, will guide you through the exhibition „Medieval Pleasures“. After the tour, all who wish may soothe their palate with genuine Medieval Pleasures’ beer, and there is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take part in a genuine medieval dance.
The celebration ends with a medieval feast at Olde Hansa restaurant, where all guests will have an opportunity to enjoy delicious food from the Middle Ages in an environment fit for a King.
More information from Aime Tahvonen, aime.tahvonen@ajaloomuuseum.ee

Festive events in December

Tallinn Christmas Market, November 18 – January 7
The Town Hall Square has turned into an enchanting market, where you can find both good-quality local handicraft as well as delicious national Christmas foods and drinks.
Christmas Jazz, November 25 – December 13
The traditional Christmas Jazz Festival with its diverse musical programme will help put you in the Christmas spirit.
Tallinn Handicraft Fair, December 2-4 
A major handicraft event showcasing Estonian handicraft as well as foodstuffs.
This year’s festival brings you four internationally acclaimed productions that all try to put the audience in someone else’s shoes.
Gingerbread Mania, December 9 – January 4
This time, the wonderful gingerbread exhibition takes visitors to a gingerbread forest as that is the theme of this year’s designs.
Visit old drying barns, farm houses, the school house and the village store at the Estonian Open Air Museum and partake in the Christmas story of an Estonian farm from a century ago.
On 20 December at 18:00 the Estonian National Opera will play a Christmas concert in St. John’s Church in Tallinn.
Come to Tallinn Culture Hub (Kultuurikatel) to find your last minute Christmas presents among the creations of more than 100 designers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Arsis Handbell Ensemble’s Christmas Concert will include music from different countries and cultures around the world.
On New Year’s Eve, the Estonian National Opera invites everyone to its traditional New Year’s Eve Ball to join in on the magic. This year’s ball is inspired by the glamorous and care-free 1930s.
Additional events can be found from the culture calendar.

Christmas Market on Town Hall square

The fairy-tale atmosphere of the Christmas market, which is held on the Town Hall Square in Tallinn, makes anything possible!

At the heart of it all – apart from Santa and his reindeers, who are eternal favourites with the kids – is Estonia’s most famous Christmas tree, surrounded by little huts selling their wares.

Here you will find handicraft specialists and their work and seasonal Estonian food and drink.



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Recently opened Carved Stone Museum presents the beauty cut in limestone.

The museum is housed in the underground tunnel right under the Freedom square.


  • In Tallinn stay at Wilde Guest Apartments Tallinn Old Old Town.
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Tallinn Apartments

Feel free to ask about special deals
Wilde French Balcony - from 30€ per person per night
Wilde Panoramic View - from 35€ per person per night

Minimum length of stay 2 nights


Info and booking:

Liam Allen +372 505 3573

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Check-in from 15:00 to 21:00
Late check-in possible subject to aditional charge
Check-out 12 noon.
Late check-out subject to availability

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Kullasepa 4-15, Tallinn, 10146, Estonia