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Photo by: Tallinna Metsakalmistu


    The 'Forest Cemetery', located in the Pirita district, is by far Estonia's most famous.  It was established in 1933 and quickly became the favoured resting place of the nation's luminaries. The writer Eduard Vilde was the first to be buried here. Other well-known figures followed suit, including the first president of Estonia, Konstantin Päts, the poet Lydia Koidula, writer Anton-Hansen Tammsaare, chess champion Paul Keres, composer-musician Raimond Valgre and opera singer Georg Ots.

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    • 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

    • A cemetery

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      December 24, 2011 By miasmith

      Although many famous Estonians have been buried there, it's still just a cemetary, in a pine forest, but still a cemetery.

    • Кладбище среди сосен и могила Яака Йоалы

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      August 17, 2019 By IlyaKondrashov

      Мы приехали на это кладбище с целью посетить могилу Яака Йоалы. Само по себе это кладбище представляет интерес как часть эстонской культуры. Это сосновый бор. Традиции не предполагают установку... Read more comments