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Katariina käik (St. Catherine's Passage)

Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

Photo by: Noora Karppi

Katariina käik (St. Catherine's Passage)

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4.5

based on 789 reviews

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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.

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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Restricted accessibility
  • doors width less than 70 cm
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  • gradient of ramp over 10%
20% 1m
Steep ramp
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  • ramp lenght in meters

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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

"Lovely little street"

4.5

January 16, 2018, by jo1jo

Unfortunately we went on a Monday so quite a few of the shops shut, however still a lovely little street to wander through and the shops that were open were really interesting Read more

"Must see medieval gem!"

4.5

January 8, 2018, by Eric H

What a great passage with lots to please the eye! We stumbled upon this passage while in Tallinn over Christmas and ended up walking up and down it a few times during our stay. There are a lot of... Read more

"Tombstones"

4.5

January 5, 2018, by Zeituni

Must see in Tallinn. A picturesque passage with giant tombstones on both sides of it. Shops with local handmade goods. Read more

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