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Patarei Sea Fortress Prison - CLOSED

Kalaranna 2a, Tallinn 10415, Estonia
+372 504 6536
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Historic site

Unfortunately it's closed. The chances it will be open again seems to be very small. But it's a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
via mobile
The prison is Now closed

Due to security reasons The prison has closed seemingly indefinitely : There s not any... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“hanging room” (19 reviews)
“barbed wire” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kalaranna 2a, Tallinn 10415, Estonia
+372 504 6536
Reviews (461)
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jinzan
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

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. ....More

Thank lory7255
PatareiPrison, Guest Relations Manager at Patarei Sea Fortress Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

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.

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank aroundtheoyster
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Untouched area where you can walk from cell blok to cell blok. This will certainly have a impact on you and it will help you to understand the history of the country and its inhabitants.

Thank Ward F
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The fortress prison has a grim history. Tour guides show the execution chambers. Amazed this prison was only closed in 2001.

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Located next to Tallinn Bay, one of an interesting Prison, which is currently served as a museum in Estonia. By looking at the structure, it could remind you of the old days when the CCCP ( Soviet Union) ruled this neighborhood.

1  Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Part of Tallinn history, this old fortress was used as a prison until the 80¨s. The hanging place is horrible, the cells are left as when the place was abandoned. Hospital wing is worth seeing.

1  Thank jkranta
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was with two friends and one of them suggested going to "the russian prison". To be honest, I didn't know what was going to happen and what to expect from it, but one thing is for sure - it was overwhelming. How could I...More

Thank barbarawinduroot
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Patarei prison is next door, very close to the Lennusadam maritime museum. It's an old sea fortress that Soviets turned into a prison. As we visited Lennusadam, we dropped by car and unfortunately it was closed. Don't know for how long.More

2  Thank B1714D
PatareiPrison, Researcher at Patarei Sea Fortress Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

This information about it being closed is been on our home page ever since it closed in October. We are right now trying to do all we can to rescue the site and keep it accessible for public. Unfortunately the owner (State Real Estate) has...More

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