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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 968 reviews

Location (map)

Katariina käik, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

5km

Harbour

1.5km

Train station

0.80km

Bus station

3.00km

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Accessibility

Semi-accessible
  • doors width less than 70 cm
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An inclination of 20% along 1 meter at both ends might be an issue. The cobblestones are uneven and there are holes.

Katariina käik (St. Catherine's Passage)

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Easily the most picturesque of Old Town's lanes, this half-hidden walkway runs behind what used to be St. Catherine's Church. 

It connects Vene street with the Müürivahe street where the town's famous knit market operates. 

What makes the passage particularly interesting is that it's home to the St. Catherine's Guild, a collection of craft workshops where artists use traditional methods to create and sell glassware, hats, quilts, ceramics, jewellery, hand-painted silk and other wares. The workshops are housed in the small, 15th- to 17th-century rooms on the south side of the lane, and are set up in an open-studio fashion so visitors can watch the artists at work, be it glass-blowing, weaving or pottery making.

As absorbing as these displays can be, St. Catherine's passage is more about ambience than anything else. No other place in Tallinn combines creativity with a medieval atmosphere quite like it.

Location (map)

Katariina käik, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

5km

Harbour

1.5km

Train station

0.80km

Bus station

3.00km

Information

More

Accessibility

Semi-accessible
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
20% 1m
Steep ramp
  • indication of gradient expressed in percent on the symbol
  • ramp lenght in meters

More

An inclination of 20% along 1 meter at both ends might be an issue. The cobblestones are uneven and there are holes.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Its hard to find. But worth the hunt"

4.5

July 14, 2019, by MPWEST10

This laneway is where you will find st Catherines guild... lots if craft shops using traditional artists making and selling their wares .. shops dating back to the 1500s. Its behind st Catherines... Read more

"St. Catherine’s passage"

4.5

July 12, 2019, by JohnCracknell

A brilliant narrow street full of all sorts of local artisans doing their trade. I found the glass blowing particularly interesting. A very pretty street. Read more

"Historical alley way"

4.5

July 10, 2019, by Christopher C

We visited in morning so every thing was shut, so didnt get the full impact. It clearly is a very historical sight. Read more

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