Thursday, 13 August 2015

A Look Inside the Marzipan Gallery

When it comes to discovering a city we might read rave reviews about the best places to visit but often ask ourselves - do they really live up to the hype? One place that definitely does is Tallinn's Marzipan Gallery. I have walked along Pikk Street so many times over the years but never paid it any attention.  For whatever reason during my most recent visit to Tallinn I stopped by the Marzipan Gallery and went inside for the first time.

I must admit I am not a great lover of mazipan but the moment I stepped through the door I experienced the "wow" factor. All the products were bright and colourful, they had a great range with the prices clearly marked.

A floor marking indicated there was a museum downstairs and I noticed some people eagerly went down whilst a few were reluctant, perhaps thinking there was a fee involved. But there isn't - it's completely free. The museum room is absolutely delightful and well worth the visit.

The Marzipan Gallery is located at 40 Pikk Street Tallinn.

The shop offers an excellent selection of marzipan treats at very reasonable prices.

Wedding cake, musical instruments, famous faces. The artist's talent is endless.

Estonian-themed display.

Estonian Song Festival


Cartoon characters

Lotte & Friends

If the gallery inspires you and you feel like getting creative then you can! For only 4€ you can mould and paint your very own marzipan creation then proudly place it in a carry-home display box to take with you. Very cute! 10€ enables you to attend a class and learn the art of marzipan making from a master. 

The Marzipan Gallery also offers light refreshments. Their thick hot chocolate was delicious and it was a very nice experience to sit back and relax whilst watching people happily creating their marzipan figurines. Well worth the visit!  I'll definitely be back the next time in Tallinn!