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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 621 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

"Really impressive gate"

4.5

December 3, 2018, by Jenniepearson

This gate was close to our hotel so went through or past it every day a good first impression of the old town. Read more

"Old town main entrance"

4.5

December 2, 2018, by EnricoMiggino

Even if there are other gates and passages were to walk into the old town this is the best place where to start your visit if its youre first time in Tallinn. Perfect place were to take pictures and... Read more

"Classic"

4.5

December 1, 2018, by Turtle5954

Lovely entrance to the old city centres, just love eastern european cities for reatining the history better. These gates are no exception. Lovely. Read more

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