Pärnu is a city located in the south-west part of Estonia. It is a popular summer vacation resort that offers lots of hotels, restaurants, and large beaches. For the tourists it is really interesting attraction. The old city of Pärnu was founded in 1251 and was merged together with New Pärnu in 1599 and created the town, lying on the river with the same name.
The city lay on the original crusader fortress (1265) and was lying on the important trade route. This caused the fast growing. Thanks to it, the town was fortified, and lots of medieval monuments were built, which tourists still respectfully admire. These are mainly the remains of fortifications with bastions and especially red tower from 15th century and Gate Tallinn from the 17th century.
The people from Pärnu are mainly proud of the local, several kilometers long, sandy beach. In the middle of summer, the temperature is around 20-25 °C. The sea is not too salty.
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