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Town Council's Aphothecary

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Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 631 4860
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Private Walking Tour of Talinn Old Town

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Fascinating place - if you're interested in that sort of thing

This is apparently the oldest pharmacy (or apothecary) in Tallinn - founded in the 15th century. And for someone like me with a chemistry background, it was fascinating! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is apparently the oldest pharmacy (or apothecary) in Tallinn - founded in the 15th century. And for someone like me with a chemistry background, it was fascinating! The mini-museum in the same building as the pharmacy had a lot of interesting exhibits and explained the history behind it all. To see some of the things that they used to... More 

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Thank Colin M
Carmel Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Appothecary has been in continuous operation in privare hands since 1422, owned by a single family for much of the time. It belongs in the Museums category for the fascinating musuem which occupies most of the space.

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Thank Andrew A
Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well preserved and displayed old apothecary from over a hundred years back. One can feel the atmosphere from that era.

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Thank ZenHealer7
New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In continuous operation is the early fifteenth century, this building looks amazing from the outside, standing in the square. Inside, it peppered with cheesy antique stores and the pharmacy interior itself is an utter let down.

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Bardolino, Veneto, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ancient pharmacy is here since 1422, very good preserve absolute a must to visit when you are in Tallinn.

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Thank Brii63
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some interesting items from a store owned by one family for 400 or so years. Quaint. See the crocodile hanging from the ceiling which was the symbol of pharmacy before the caduceus

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's worth to go in and visit... You think first to be in a museum without an entrance fee. But you can buy any medicine...

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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