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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 946 reviews

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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

"Special medieval charm"

4.5

April 5, 2019, by discoveringdest

If you are visiting Tallinn, try to find your way to this passage that takes you back to Medieval times and fills your imagination as if you were in a movie setting. The passage, with its arches... Read more

"Disappointing"

4.5

April 1, 2019, by purplerain47

We went here for some photos. Couldnt find it at first. Not a lot to see. There are some tomb scriptures, but not sure who they were for. Read more

"Arts and crafts passage"

4.5

March 31, 2019, by Heli P

The remarkable thing about this narrow Medieval passage, käik, is that artisans are still working along it in small shophouses. I was most impressed by the colourfull glass objects made on the... Read more

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