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4.5

based on 808 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.

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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Restricted accessibility
  • doors width less than 70 cm
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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

"Really lovely with a lovely courtyard nearby"

4.5

April 18, 2018, by Whatbob

Not to be missed this is a real gem - very scenic and there is a very special little courtyard when you turn to the left and walk along a bit - well worth seeing Read more

"A small gem in the Old town"

4.5

April 15, 2018, by Malcolm P

We walked down this small alley way and the tombstones gave it a sense of mystique. The craft shops were also worth look and the whole place was very atmospheric and worth the visit. Read more

"Beautiful history"

4.5

April 11, 2018, by Kay L

Walking past the large tombstones was like walking back in time. The gates of the western portal were very interesting to view and examine; the level of workmanship on the stone was fascinating. We... Read more

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