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“vene street”(9 reviews)
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Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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Reviewed yesterday

As the name suggest it's a narrow alleyway off Vene, one of the "main"streets in the city centre. Specialises in artisan shops and workshops.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great medieval passage taking you back in time . Lots of craft shops with great art and also great big prices . This visit takes about 30 minutes if your just window shopping .

Thank truth
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Catherine Passage is an easy to miss tiny alley with walls lined with tombstones of 14th and 15th century churches and arts and crafts shops along the way. It is a perfect place to take an Instagram photo of this medieval passage.

Thank 2CanadianTravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really beautiful part of the Old Town steeped in history and bustling with both tourists and locals with lots of lovely and interesting shops

Thank George A
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many little ateliers/galleries here end in the passage next door, and a shop where you can buy there artefacts. The old tomb stones are interesting, but also faded.

Thank Ibely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In theory, this could be a very cool place to stroll on. A quiet, off-the-beaten path pedestrian street just off the main buzz, but still in Old Town. The "problem" is that there is nothing to be seen, done on this passage. Yes, there are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do look around the back of the church if entering from the arch, to see the old stone carvings of the dog ‘chasing pagans into church’ and the lion and dragon with snakes in their mouths.

Thank sheffieldeats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most typical and unique places in Tallinn. A must for visitors to the city. Full of lovely small shops.

Thank Louis X
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This tourists site in Tallinn old town is very well hidden for visitor without a tourist guidebook. One of the many sites where you can learn something about the history of this beautiful Medieval old town just by reading the city signs.

Thank EnricoMiggino
Reviewed 13 August 2018

In a well kept city you come across this older gem. The plaques are headstones and the church is pretty well gone. Hard alley to find by worth it.

Thank scvrose
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