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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 780 reviews

Location (map)

Viru tn, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

4.5km

Harbour

1.5km

Train station

0.90km

Bus station

3.20km

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Accessibility

Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
  • doors width at least 70 cm

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A cobblestone roadway may make access difficult for the smaller front wheels of manual wheelchairs. There are steep curbstones outside the town wall.

This pair of picturesque, ivy-covered towers at the entrance to Viru Street is often the first glimpse visitors get of Old Town. 

Anyone passing between them couldn't be blamed for thinking they've left the 21st century behind and landed smack in the middle of the 18th.

The towers are actually only the foregates of what was a much more complex gate system built in the 14th century. It included a large, square tower that stood father back along the street, close to where the city wall can be seen.

Most of the gate was pulled down in the 1880s to make room for traffic, but these two towers remained and have since become a symbol of the town.



Location (map)

Viru tn, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

4.5km

Harbour

1.5km

Train station

0.90km

Bus station

3.20km

Contact

Information

More

Accessibility

Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
  • doors width at least 70 cm

More

A cobblestone roadway may make access difficult for the smaller front wheels of manual wheelchairs. There are steep curbstones outside the town wall.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"good historic feature"

4.5

October 16, 2019, by Dave2010_08

impressive mediaeval entrance to town - good example of architecture -= do pause as you walk through to admire stonework Read more

"entrance to the city landmarks"

4.5

October 15, 2019, by ruzha14

I went through the virus Gates several times, it is a real gateway to the Old Town, where there are monuments. Read more

"Viru Good"

4.5

October 11, 2019, by Pauly-101

We spent a bit of time here as we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. As the entrance to Old Town it makes for a good first impression and photo op. Plus the flower market and stalls were... Read more

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