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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 692 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

"Lovely"

4.5

June 22, 2019, by traveller281

Get out early before the crowds to get a photo - worth the effort ! Very historic and beautiful to see Read more

"Not all original and surrounded by new"

4.5

June 20, 2019, by Luv2TravelFarNWide

The Viru Gates (original part) are worth a photo, but the added tower and the McDonalds and the huge flower market do NOT add to the experience. Nor do the hordes of tour groups. Interesting, but... Read more

"The old gate is still there"

4.5

June 20, 2019, by palawanismyhome

The Viru Gate is now the main entrance to the old town, but of course the gate is actually gone but the two towers on each side still remain. Just outside the gate there are many stalls selling... Read more

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