Patarei Sea Fortress Prison

Patarei Sea Fortress Prison

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Patarei fortress-prison is a culture park with rich history, providing various opportunities to spend your leisure time. Discover Patarei on a guided tour or organise your own event in Patarei with an option to order prison-catering for your event! Make your reservations via e-mail or over phone or register through our webpage. Check for more information under attractions! Culture Park Patarei presents the history of Patarei sea fortress-prison and also carries out various events throughout the year. Scheduled tours are available almost daily. Please sign up for a tour at our homepage. Please note: we regret to inform you that as per decision made by the Estonian State Real Estate Ltd., the Patarei fortress has been closed to public access.
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Julie C
Kent, UK398 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We visited the prison not knowing what to expect, as we knew the attached museum was closed.
However, we wandered freely round the grounds, including in the courtyard (which bizarrely had been a pop-up bar area in the summer and everything was left there, though this added to the atmosphere of abandonment).
There is nothing to do other than look at the building and the guard tower, but the fact it is abandoned and ramshackle makes it all the more interesting, especially when we found the plans displayed of what it is going to be turned into.
Walking round and imagining prisoners there, especially when we heard some of the anti-Soviet prisoners were held there, was fascinating.
We did wonder what would happen to some of the memorials though in the future.

Just don’t go if you are scared of rats!
Written 29 October 2022
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Julie F
Helsinki, Finland37 contributions
Sep 2020
I just walked around the old building and it looks very interesting both from outside and from the inner garden. The view of the shore around are also something not to be missed. This is a jewel from Tallinn.
Written 22 September 2020
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ET8
Canberra, Australia103 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Happened upon this place by chance and it was really great. The place is quite huge (and chilly even in summer) with all information in Estonian and English. You could easily spend 2 hours reading everything. Well worth a visit, can’t actually believe this isn’t a bigger tourist attraction!
€8 for adults and €5 for students with deals for families.
Open 10am - 6pm Wednesday - Sunday through until 20th September.
Written 26 June 2020
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sp0rtl1fe
Utrecht, The Netherlands14 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A part of the prison had been reopened with an exposition about communism and the horrors that went on in the prison. It's a very intriguing exposition that can keep you occupied for a few hours. And the prison itself definitely gave me the chills.
Written 29 May 2019
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123Margaret4711
Galway, Ireland112 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We came across this museum by chance. This gives a very detailed explanation of what the Estonian people suffered under Soviet Union. There are many stories from inmates - quite shocking. I would suggest to visit KGB prison first in old town then visit here. It is important that the world knows how the Estonian people suffered
Written 24 May 2019
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Lynne S
Winters, CA595 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Walk north of town through a neighborhood with some interesting buildings to this historical but closed site on the water's edge. You can walk around it and imagine the horrors of the past. It was used up to 1991 as a prison and place of torture. You can walk over from the seaplane harbor.
Written 23 July 2018
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Jinzan
21 contributions
Aug 2017
Unfortunately it's closed. The chances it will be open again seems to be very small. But it's a important piece of history that can't be vanished
Written 2 September 2017
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lory7255
4 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Due to security reasons The prison has closed seemingly indefinitely :
There s not any advertisement out There
So we descovered thanks to a Good Guy we met outside by chance. ....
Written 9 May 2017
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Well, information about Patarei being closed has been distributed to travel agencies as well as it is available at Patarei web site ever since last autumn. The web site information in turn is available over here. We still hope we can make it available to public again one day, so we haven't removed the TripAdvisor listing yet.
Written 10 May 2017
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JonDoe04134
Umeå, Sweden4,161 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
The prison is closed, but you can still walk along the shore and take a peek inside and watch some cool graffiti, if you appreciate this kind of art.
Written 14 April 2017
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aroundtheoyster
301 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Very scary location kept in original condition. No need for local guide. Very interesting and highly recommended! Sad that they are closing this place soon for public.
Written 22 February 2017
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