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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 812 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

"Main attraction "

4.5

December 23, 2019, by Keithlhk

The main attraction to me . Entry point into the old town. I love such structures. And for some reason this is really lovely , wide open pathway towards it etc . Read more

"Superb"

4.5

December 19, 2019, by DuncanMacdonald

Stunning to see in the evening with the lights on. We visited Tallinn to see the Christmas market and the city was beautiful. Read more

"Entrance to the Old Town"

4.5

December 12, 2019, by shadylau

This amazing Door is the entrance that the Old Town deserves. Absolutely stunning, is the border between the new and the old Tallinn Read more

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