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Photo: Tallinna Metsakalmistu

Tallinn's Forest Cemetery

Tallinn's Forest Cemetery was established in Kloostrimetsa as a public cemetery in 1933. Its planning was based on natural forms, with grand structures avoided save for the final resting place of the family of President Konstantin Päts and the memorial to the victims of fascism. The only building in the cemetery is a slate chapel. The first person to be buried in the cemetery was author Eduard Vilde on 30 December 1933. It has separate burial areas for writers, artists, actors, athletes and other public figures.

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  • Good place to enjoy the nature at a reasonable distance from the city

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    September 22, 2020 By JulieF2978

    The cemetery is in a forest, which is very beautiful and peaceful. Good for the ones who like to enjoy nature at a not too long distance from the city. I would definetely go there again.

  • Nature and tranquility

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    July 30, 2020 By JouniE10

    Metsakalmistu is an impressive cemetery near Pirita in Tallinn. Area is enormous, bur from the main gate you reach easily most of the celebrities. Artists, politicians, authors, sportsmen etc are all... Read more comments

  • Wall of Heroes

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    June 9, 2017 By Derettens O

    WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YES After all the song and dance over Tallinn's Bronze Soldier (Soviet Red Army) the humbleness of the representation of the 'wall of heroes' - Estonians who fought against the... Read more comments