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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 1345-1355. Today, Viru Gates are one of the entrances into the Old Town leading to numerous shops and restaurants in Viru Street.
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“old town” (97 reviews)
Viru tn, Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon these by accident, though we planned to come the next day. But, they're close to the rest of the sights/sites you probably want to see, and they're super cool to imagine being the gates to the city. Close by is a wall...More

Thank rileigh15
Reviewed 4 days ago

These are a beautiful historic attraction but you won't need to spend much time here. There are some shops around and places to sit and eat but that's it.

Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time machine takes you back in time to medieval times. At the beautiful gates you can practically see the old soviet buildings changing to the medieval buildings around you as you pass.

Thank Jiimies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you wonder why the towers of the Viru gate don't line up with the city walls, read the explanation and look at the ground plan, which is helpfully marked out by different coloured paving slabs. It turns out the existing towers were the outer...More

Thank J C B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go through the Viru Gates & one is in the Old Town. Lots of history involving the gates. Cobbled streets & lots of souvenir shops & restaurants just inside the gates. Across the road from the gates in the new town of Tallinn with the...More

Thank attraente
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful place to be at and the flower Market next to it gives history more life and colour you will pass through it if you are walking in the old city...

Thank bestmimo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

One of the delights of Tallinn is wandering the streets and coming across chunks of town wall and gates. These are some of the biggest and best - most of the gates are smaller ones with portcullis slots etc.

Thank David M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

these gates are quite impressive as they seems to be intact. so if you are a fan of architecture you need to stop by to see the details

Thank Pontinha2015
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is one of the most charming spots of the Tallinn I explored. Within easy walking is the fabulous flower market, linen and souvenir shops, great eating and accommodations (local and touristy), and grassy parks . . . not to mention all the history, and...More

Thank knittrwithsuitcase
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Before entering this entrance, you will be amazed at a lot of beautiful flower shops. This is the main entrance from the city center. It is easy to find there.I'm sure you can enjoy the place.

Thank Nobuko F
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