Attractions & museums

    St Catherine's Passage

    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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    • Lovely little walk with huge tombstones 🙏🏼

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      June 29, 2022 By DrSoulpr

      We came here after visiting The Masters Courtyard where Pierre Chocolatery Café is at! Loved both the café and the walk here. Both strongly recommended 🥳🎉🥰 Say hello to Telle from me at the... Read more comments

    • Interesting little alley way.

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      June 13, 2022 By 2013CTB

      Well worth the time to wander down here for shops and restaurants. I didn't try it, butt the Italian smelled great. Check out the stained glass shop. Interesting display of tombstones.

    • Unexpected fun!

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      June 2, 2022 By Laura Lynne T

      Based on photos I had seen I thought this was just a stone archway, but it is so much more than that. THere is history, intriguing photo opportunities and fun souvenier shops