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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 935 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
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
20% 1m
Steep ramp
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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

"Narrow Passage Past Church and Shops"

4.5

February 5, 2019, by Daryl C

The passage isnt that obvious so look for it. Its a very narrow and short passage that used to lead to St. Catherines church. Now it also leads past several craft shops. On one side theres a... Read more

"One of my favorite part of Tallinn!"

4.5

January 22, 2019, by 677sandrines

One of my favorite parts of Tallinn. It is just a really picturesque medieval style street with a really cosy feel to it. There are tomb stones on one side of the wall. We often passed through here... Read more

"Yes, worth the detour (if any)"

4.5

January 9, 2019, by Calle K

When planning your walking tour in the old town, pass by here. Very pretty with good shops and well kept Read more

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