Toompea Castle
Toompea Castle
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Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We couldn't gain access as it is necessary to book in advance. Nevertheless we had a nice walk around the outside. It is a strange mix of styles as a result of it being built over a number of centuries. If you wander below you can clearly see it as a castle fortress. However if you just look at it from the front entrance it has the appearance of a Baroque style building. This is home to the Estonian Parliament.
Written June 23, 2020
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fluffymonkey
Worcester, UK3,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is a slightly deceptive building viewed from the front, pink facade next to the cathedral, as it doesn't resemble a castle. This baroque building was built sometime after the castle. To see its true (medival) identity you need to take a short detour to see its alter-ego!
Written April 26, 2023
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2013CTB
Atlanta, GA219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I had a lovely walk around the grounds and got to see the dried-up moat. We were unable to gain access to the building as it appeared that Parliament was in session. Great view of the city. Be sure and see the tower. Near several other attractions so it is easy to add to your tour. Interesting architectural style.
Written June 19, 2022
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad5,546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
If you visit the Toompea hill lookout all you need to do is turn right and walk up the inclinr a bit and you will find it right across from the Alexander Nevesky church. It is Toompea castle and President's castle in one from what I have been told.
It was closed when I was there visiting so I am clueless as to how it looks inside.
Written September 2, 2023
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
As you can see from the picture I have included the only thing prominently displayed on the exterior castle walls was the tower. With it's dominating presence it is truly making a statement as it towers over the city below. This area of the city does need to be witnessed and enjoyed with its vast views and vistas.
Written February 15, 2015
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miasmith
Tallinn, Estonia741 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Friends
Toompea Castle is the seat of Estonian Parliament. Guided tours are availabel and you can also go and observe their working sessions from a balcony. Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann) is one of the highest buildings in the old town and although it's quite a climb up there, the views are fabulous.
Written January 8, 2012
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heyitskelly
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
We stayed in Estonia for four nights in Augist 2011 and visiting Riigikogu (the Estonian Parliament) within Toompea Castle was the highlight of the whole trip. It was utterly fascinating and we had an amazing guide, Archibald, who was extremely knowledgable about the history and politics of Estonia.

We have written a blog post about Riigikogu - feel free to read it if you're looking for more information http://thestatesoftheunion.wordpress.com/.

Thoroughly recommended for a visit!
Written August 23, 2011
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
This palace is home to the Estonia parliament which commemorates the country's independence. Very informative. Attractive architecture.
Written August 31, 2020
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David C
Walsall, UK569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
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!
Written April 23, 2018
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john o
Cairns, Australia663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
Very impressive medieval castle with its tall tower called Tall Herman. Nowdays Estonian parliament is located there. With the right contacts it is even possible to have a tour of the castle´s interior.
Written January 19, 2012
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