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An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress with its distinctive defense towers erected in the early 13th century.
All reviews old town alexander nevsky cathedral parliament building worth the climb lower town government buildings walk up estonian parliament vantage point panoramic view viewing platform worth the effort souvenir shops take photos nice walk baltic sea cruise ship
This site has great views of the city, and is good for pics. Just be forewarned that it can be crowded, and some of the chinese tourists can be rude and not moving to give others a chance to take their pics. Otherwise it's a...More
We enjoyed a nice walk around here
Good for a few nice photos
The parliament building is at the top but it was closed the time we were there
From there the walk to old town centre is less than 10. Minutes
The reasons why have been covered by many reviewers below, but with its tight cobbled streets , picturesque Cathedral and Church and the two viewing platforms providing excellent views over the city you really should not miss exploring this part of Tallinn.
Walked up and down and round several times during our 4 night stay in Tallinn. We admired the exteriors of the grand buildings (Toompea Castle, Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Dome Church) as well as enjoying just being in the historic streets. Not very large area...More
Response from lynclarke | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, a vinyl record club was apparently selling or trading vinyl records. They had there cars parked very near Toompea. Is there a reason why you want to go there specifically? The Cathedral? Otherwise the... More
When we were there, a vinyl record club was apparently selling or trading vinyl records. They had there cars parked very near Toompea. Is there a reason why you want to go there specifically? The Cathedral? Otherwise the lower portion of town with fabulous photo ops can be entered by Viru gate. The cab can drop you on flat ground less than one block away. You could see Catherine's passage, the sweater wall, the flower vendors, the chimney sweep statue, access to the town wall, and more from that side. But, you can not escape the cobblestones. Wear good solid shoes.
Response from markr2306 | Reviewed this property |
the climb isn't too bad, its fairly gradual - i would think ok at any age for anyone even slightly fit. The views from the top are great and it is where you find the orthodox cathedral which is worth visiting