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Town Council's Aphothecary

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Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 631 4860
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The oldest pharmacy in Estonia

The oldest pharmacy in Estonia has become a major tourist attraction for locals and tourists alike for a quick photo or to grab the traditional Estonian drink.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest pharmacy in Estonia has become a major tourist attraction for locals and tourists alike for a quick photo or to grab the traditional Estonian drink.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest apotheke in the worldö They still keep some of the original furniture and samples of the old medicineö

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Duncan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to look at how things used to be. I spent about 20 minutes looking and feeling glad we have progressed a bit.

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to watch the 5 minute movie which explains the history of this interesting place. Small and packed with tourist, but worth it for a visit.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Town Council's Aphothecary shop is a hidden gem in old town Tallinn. They have many items displayed from previous times in authentic pharmacy cabinets and shelves.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chemist shop is located just off the Town Hall Square, so once you get your bearings, its quite easy to locate. This is still on active pharmacy, with a lot of historical information on both past practices and products. Well worth a visit, its free to enter and the folks welcolme the visitors.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place takes a bit of finding ,look for the wonderfull old sign with the snake outside. It is a great old building full of beams and odd windows. There is lots of pots and potions herbs and remedys used years ago but also modern stuff. It is free to go inside ,worth a visit.

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Goreme, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Raeapteek is the oldest chemist's shop in Europe which has been operating as one until the present in the same premises. In addition to modern medical supplies it also has an interesting collection of medieval medical instruments and other things used in the chemist's.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Lots of old world concoctions; many no doubt still in use. Interesting and amusing to see what actually went into some of these "potions"!

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This very old pharmacy (Raeapteek) claims to be the oldest in Europe. It is in the NE corner of the Town Hall Square. It was founded in 1422. It is a very interesting visit to know about old chemistry equipment and chemicals used in the past and how natural medicines were prepared in old times from natural sources available. The... More 

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