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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 548 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

"Iconic"

4.5

July 17, 2018, by Torlus

One of the entry points to the Old City, but probably the most iconic. There are stalls on the one side and cafes and eateries on the other. Some pictures show a creeper on one of the towers but that... Read more

"Lovely entrance to the Old Town"

4.5

July 14, 2018, by Diana D

Bordered all along the entrance is a row of open air flower stalls bursting with flowers blooming in every color, the opposite side is lined with restaurants/café and shops. To the side at the gate... Read more

"Great Buzz!!!"

4.5

July 11, 2018, by Epicurian808

Great medieval entrance to Tallinn old town and all of the amazing bars, shops and restaurants that await you. Read more

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