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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 640 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 shopping & eating area"

4.5

February 12, 2019, by Starkin

If you are making a trip to Tallinn then a visit to the Viru Gates is a must. This is a main shopping & eating area with some amazing places nearby. The flower market is here so if you are in need... Read more

"Main entrance to the old town"

4.5

February 8, 2019, by thomasozbun

Viru Gate, one of the many medieval gates which dot the city. This one has only the circular towers remaining, as the main part had to be torn down during the 19th century to make room for the more... Read more

"14th Century"

4.5

January 24, 2019, by delacourt

Viru Gates are one of the gates separate the old and new sections of Tallinn and are at the end of one of the main shopping street leading to the Town Hall Square. The gates look impressive during... Read more

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