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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 908 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
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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

"Lovely little side street"

4.5

October 17, 2018, by June A

I loved this little side street with its narrow passages and ornamental stone arches, which were just so picturesque - a photographers dream. It could almost have been a scene from Game of Thrones... Read more

"Touch of history"

4.5

October 15, 2018, by EvaF2Eva

Entering this narrow old street was like stepping into history. I really loved walking there, enjoyed its look and special atmosphere and couldnt stop taking pictures. It was one of the places I... Read more

"Lovely walk down St. Catherines passage"

4.5

October 15, 2018, by Darylbrian

We were on a tour of the old town in Tallinn when our guide suggested that during our free time we should walk down St. Catherines passage. This was a good choice and we were able to see many... Read more

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