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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 654 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

"Nice"

4.5

April 8, 2019, by MikeCuthbert

The approach is where the flower dhops are so always fragrent withvthe flower perfume. Inside the gates you arecin another world, plenty bars and great places to eat. Read more

"One of the main gateways into the Old Town"

4.5

April 4, 2019, by GRAHAM C

Viru Gates are a lovely way to enter the Old Town. Set on the eastern side of the city and behind the Viru Shopping Mall / underground bus station, it has a lovely sense of wonderment as you pass... Read more

"Lovely towers"

4.5

April 1, 2019, by purplerain47

Great towers in Old town. Nice little shopping area, which includes flowers, food and clothes, you can get some lovely photos. Read more

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