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Tallinn Walking Tour with Free Time and Port Transfers
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Shore Excursion: Old Town Tallinn and Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside
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Viru Gates were built in the 14thC, and the towers still standing today are only a part of the original structure. Viru Gates are located in the eastern section of the town wall. The main tower of the gates was built in its initial form in 1345-1355. Today, Viru Gates are one of the entrances into the Old Town leading to numerous shops and restaurants in Viru Street.
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“flower market” (21 reviews)
“old town” (104 reviews)
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Viru tn, Tallinn, Estonia
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"flower market"
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"beautiful entrance"
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"old town"
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"can feel the history"
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"medieval cities"
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"medieval times"
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"cobble stones"
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"walled city"
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"souvenir shops"
in 5 reviews
"paths"
in 86 reviews
"mcdonalds"
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"street"
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"skyscrapers"
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"florist"
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"century"
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"symbol"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great entrance into the city. Has a great appearance and great for a quick photo stop on entering. It is easy to imagine Tallinn many years ago from here.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When you squint a little, so that you don't really notice some of the more modern buildings near the gate, then this makes the perfect entrance into fairy land...

Thank Bigwandy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nothing, just old gate to old town, i visit in tallinn 1-2 time per month, and ,,, okay. McDonalds is nearby if you looking that.

Thank J11P33
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I were touring in Tallinn and were walking thru Old Town where these beautiful tall Castle type round towers greeted everyone entering the old town. These are part of the original 14th century structure of the old wall and city gates. The Old...More

Thank AlabamaTraveler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are one of the roads that have the main entrance gates to the old town. In summer it is covered with greenery and the flower seller nearby make a very pretty picture. Yet is winter when there was snow on the ground it looked...More

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Well maintained. This part of Old town is full of shops and modern stores and full of life. Always buzzing with tourists.

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Like most medieval cities, Old Town Tallinn was surrounded by protective walls and towers. Luckily, large sections of Tallinn's walls and towers are still standing and are very beautiful. Some of the most impressive are these at the Viru Gates and nearby side streets.

Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

There are several gates through which the Old Town can be entered. Viru Gates are located on Viru Street leading from Viru Hotel to Town Hall Square. They are part of the defense system of Tallinn city wall built in the 14th century.

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

From the center to to Viru hotel - this is the place where you find many shops, also shopping center near the hotel. In Xmas time it was nicely decorated.

Thank Zeituni
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

The milieu of the Tallinn Old town and it's historical buildings are beautiful and idyllic every time one sees them.

Thank Maren44Pori
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