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“Picturesque laneway in Tallinn with old Guilds in action”

Ranked #22 of 318 things to do in Tallinn
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This laneway is half hidden, connecting Vene and Müürivahe streets and shows the best of the back streets of Tallinn, it runs next to what was St. Catherine's Church.
Located here is St. Catherine's Guild, a collection of craft workshops where artists use traditional methods to create and sell glassware, hats, quilts, ceramics, jewellery, hand-painted silk and other wares.
The old gravestones also have been preserved on some of the walls

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

St. Catherine's passage is narrow and filled with tour groups, but an area that should not be missed. You can see gravestones from the medieval period mounted on one of the walls. There are small cafes as well as local craft stores selling felted hats, wooden spoons, candles, etc.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The long passage was the nave of the former church within the monastery, as you walk along the passage you can see the gravestones from the medieval period. Very fascinating. Some interesting craft shops along the way.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Although it is now lined with restaurants and cafes and shops and some street vendors, St. Catherine's passage gives you a sense of medieval Tallinn, with its narrow width, overhangs, displayed grave stones, and rough cobbled street. A delightful corner of Tallinn.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Yes, this is the location of the "Sweater Wall", but there are other interesting shops along the other side. Also, be sure to check out the old tombstones attached to the side of the St. Catherine Church.

Thank Kathy K
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