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Viru Gates were built in the 14thC, and the towers still standing today are only a part of the original structure. Viru Gates are located in the eastern section of the town wall. The main tower of the gates was built in its initial form in...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This gate was close to our hotel so went through or past it every day a good first impression of the old town.

Thank Jenniepearson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if there are other gates and passages were to walk into the old town this is the best place where to start your visit if its you're first time in Tallinn. Perfect place were to take pictures and meet up, you'll find here taxis...More

Thank EnricoMiggino
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely entrance to the old city centres, just love eastern european cities for reatining the history better. These gates are no exception. Lovely.

Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s hard to miss the gates as they are big and to mark the entrance into the old town, you walk on a cobbled street. Once you’ve entered through the gates, you are in fairyland.

Thank ScaniaSwede
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renovated gates in the wall are fine. Through the wall of the city can be accessed through these. In the evenings, they are well-lit.

Thank heikkih722
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Viru gates create an entrance to the old town. They are beautiful and picturesque but Tallinn has so much more beautiful to offer that I didn't find them too interesting and didn't spend too much time exploring them.

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The gate area with it's two towers is something out of a fairy tale. Just inside the gates along the city wall, is an interesting outdoor market that has local handcrafts for sale.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Walking around town on a very wet day we took shelter near the gates. Colourful spot with all the flowers and on the other side lots of little stalls set up selling all sorts of goods. Makes one think it must have been similar to...More

Thank roy v
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful entry to the old town. There's a lovely park to the side overlooking the gates and also a gorgeous flower market at street level. The hop on hop off bus starts it's route just outside here as well.

Thank SharlsG
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Before entering the gates flower lovers can feast their eyes on a wide variety of fresh flowers being sold on the left hand side. It seems that the flower stalls are well patronized by locals. A few meters away as one enters the gates, on...More

Thank Ruby B
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