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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 870 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

Restricted accessibility
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 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

Restricted accessibility
  • 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

"Inspiring"

4.5

August 13, 2018, by scvrose

In a well kept city you come across this older gem. The plaques are headstones and the church is pretty well gone. Hard alley to find by worth it. Read more

"Narrow"

4.5

August 12, 2018, by UMPath

This is a narrow cut through between 2 streets. It include a church part way down. It gives a clear impression of how medieval towns were not all big impressive buildings with wide boulevards. Read more

"Beautiful Native Artists"

4.5

August 11, 2018, by Wander_Lust1969

If you are an art lover - this is the place. Lots of local artists and its a fun place to pick up some unique gifts. Read more

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