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Toompea Castle

Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 631 6331
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The original Danish castle, which was built in 1219, was later destroyed and replaced by a new castle in the 14th century that served as the seat of the Knights of the Sword for several centuries.
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Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
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"estonian parliament"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Toompea Castle is on top of Toompea Hill opposite the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral pink building with large Tower. Has been a Fortress since 9 century its now houses the Estonia Government, you could not enter the building. I myself was not that impressed, but...More

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right across from the Alexander Nivsky Church in the upper section of old town, this has a more traditional front facade while the rear section very much appears like an old castle with a high wall and tower. You can stroll by this place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old part of the castle dates back to the 9th century but has an 18th pink baroque building added to it to make it more like a palace. Apparently the Estonian Parliament is part of this castle complex as well. It sits opposite the...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Shame you cannot seem to get inside the castle as it would no doubt be very interesting. However, the outside is photogenic and it is situated nicely. Bit of a walk to get there up a hill!

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Nice area to wander around, some views down to the newer part of town. There was no entry to the place when I was there, but there are so many other very old beautiful buildings to look at very near by.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Pretty in pink. This castle that now looks more like a palace is opposite St. Nicholls’s church. It looks good and a unusual colour Dacia for a parliamentary building.

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Everything about Tallinn is amazing - from the gates at the entrance to the medieval city, all the way up to Toompea at the top - it's as though time stood still and should be on everyone's bucket list of places to visit. The architecture...More

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

The main facade is most impressive with its arches, architectural flourish at the apex and attractive colours. The Estonian flag of blue black and white was blowing softly in the light breeze. The Castle has had a very eventful historical backstory over many centuries. As...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Located at the top of the hill, across the square from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, this is an impressive looking building with clean lines and Nordic-type architecture. It is very much a working castle as it appears that much current government business is conducted in the...More

Thank Professor04
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

About 800 years ago, the fortress took form and served its defensive function. As political influences over time shifted, Russians were in control in the 1700's and it was under their dominion that the complex was reimagined, becoming a "palace." today, since Estonia's declaration of...More

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