The jewel in the crown of Old Town is unquestionably the Town Hall, the centre of civic rule from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Though a previous town hall stood here at least as far back as 1322, the imposing Gothic building of today dates to 1404. Old Thomas, the weather vane who symbolises Tallinn, has been keeping watch since 1530. Most of the year you need to call ahead to arrange for a glimpse of the vaulted halls, however from July through August Town Hall is open for all visitors. Also you can enjoy breathtaking views of Town Hall Square from Town Hall tower, open only in summer from May 20 till September 15, 11:00-18:00. Tower admission €4.