Viru Gates
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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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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,170 contributions
May 2022
These gates were built in 14th century and today they are in very good conditions. We walked there through the flower-market. It was very nice with colourful flowers. Next to the gates there are lots of shops and cafés and a fair with nice handicrafts.
Written 1 December 2022
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William S
Clinton, NJ338 contributions
Aug 2022
At the end of a lengthy walk down historic cobblestone streets, you pass through the Viru Gates, which once was the guarded entrance to the city. You can imagine huge gates and sentries guarding the old city.
Written 1 November 2022
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI618 contributions
Oct 2022
You can't miss these gates to the city. Bring your camera as pictures are a must. The flower market is adjacent so it feels like a little paradise.
Written 23 October 2022
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Ville J
Kokkola, Finland49 contributions
Jul 2022
A pretty part of the old town. Not a must place to visit, since the whole town is surrounded by much larger walls.
Written 8 August 2022
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Alejandro D
Tallinn, Estonia9 contributions
Dec 2021
With the flower marketplace and parks, the Viru Gates welcome you to Old Town as no other place can! A beautiful experience, no doubt!
Written 3 August 2022
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MeNiemiset
Finland423 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Very nice looking place to cross on your way to old city. Nothing special but just "cool" and historical spot where you know that your going to the old town.
Written 21 July 2022
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K B
Lafayette, CA363 contributions
Jul 2022
A lot of the old town wall is still intact which is amazing in and of itself. This gate is in a scenic part of town with nice shops.
Written 16 July 2022
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Zwreviews
Belfast, UK60 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The towers are what’s left of the gates and it is beautiful to see. They are well maintained with a lovely little flower market just outside the old town. Only negative was a fast food restaurant right beside them, meaning their was some rubbish beside them but they are still 100% worth a visit
Written 16 July 2022
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Derek W
Stansted, UK37 contributions
Jul 2022
It is a lovely pair of tower gates to the old town of Tallinn,as have walked past many times over the past five years.
Written 10 July 2022
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK584 contributions
May 2022
We were on a day trip to Tallinn from the cruise port , the shuttle bus dropped us off very near to an outside markets, and to the left were the Viru Gates. Walking through these gates does transport you to a different world. You pass the wonderful flower market and along the street you pass the amazing buildings leading you straight to the town square, with all its restaurants and bars, where you can spend some time to work out what part of the town you want to visit next.
Tallinn for us was a wonderful place to visit , you walk along the city walls and you can see quaint shops, and small churches.
Written 14 June 2022
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