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4.5

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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.

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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.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Worth ferreting out"

4.5

June 11, 2018, by 490theos

A lovely old bit of town with the church forming part of the boundary.we enjoyed our walk along it as part of a wider foray Read more

"Narrow Medieval Passageway"

4.5

June 10, 2018, by ann l

This narrow medieval passageway is still a very busy throughfare and very highly trafficked by modern day tourists Read more

"Not big but picturesque"

4.5

June 1, 2018, by Hyperionensis

Picturesque and relaxing alley. Rather narrow, certainly, but it is curious and there are several bars with tables outside, at least whether the weather is sunny, where one can make a calm break and... Read more

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