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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 818 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

"The gate to the old town"

4.5

March 9, 2020, by Sara808080

It’s impossible to miss this unique attraction while entering the old town of Tallinn. It gives you a sense of what to expect as you continue walking through ... Read more

"History"

4.5

March 6, 2020, by 893runec

The old city and its ring wall permeated by much history. Feel free to go up on the wall and experience how the soldiers were doing Read more

"Go at night"

4.5

February 15, 2020, by Scottloves2golf

The photo opp at night is pretty great, not just at the gates but all of old town. It was absolutely wonderful. Read more

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