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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This is one of our favorite places in Old Town Tallinn. It's quiet and has quaint shops and cool tombstones from centuries ago. It's not easy to find this passage - just keep looking!
I was surprised that there was actually nothing to see. A couple of arches and a closed courtyard. Skip going out of your way to see this and take in other areas.
We had to search for this, as it's called Katariina's Kaik in Tallinn. A uniquely beautiful street, with historic headstones embedded in the walls.