Viru Gates

Viru Gates, Tallinn: Address, Viru Gates Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN812 contributions
Very Picturesque
Oct 2021
The towers are what remains of the gates but it looks incredible at night and there is a flower market right outside too.
Written 21 October 2021
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bill d
Bedford, UK324 contributions
magical at night
Sep 2019
A wonderful area to wander around, with a very interesting market selling the most beautifully displayed flowers. We were there in the evening and the lights made it a most magical place to be. Well worth a visit.
Written 25 August 2020
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
Lovely entrance to the City
Jul 2019
Not Gates as such today , rather a couple of well preserved medieval towers adjoining the main wall. An impressive entrance to the city today and even more so when they were built originally.

They draw you in via a lovely flower market just outside the city walls and some nice shops leading you in and on up to the main square.

A nice place to wander.
Written 22 June 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Main City Gate
Jun 2019
Viru Gates, the main historical gate of the city, is one of the place that help to get a complete picture of the Tallinn Old City. Try to visit it at night, if possible.
Written 23 May 2020
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Passport Lover
Tallinn, Estonia357 contributions
Pretty Place
Apr 2020
While talking around Old Town Tallinn, We ended our day at the foot of these Gates. We ended our evening picking flowers from the flower shop located at the end. We also visited a souvenir shop. Very pretty.
Written 11 May 2020
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Sara
Paris, France249 contributions
The gate to the old town
Mar 2020 • Solo
It’s impossible to miss this unique attraction while entering the old town of Tallinn. It gives you a sense of what to expect as you continue walking through ...
Written 9 March 2020
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Rune C
Stockholm, Sweden531 contributions
History
Dec 2019
The old city and its ring wall permeated by much history. Feel free to go up on the wall and experience how the soldiers were doing
Written 6 March 2020
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Scottloves2golf
Heber City, UT328 contributions
Go at night
Feb 2020
The photo opp at night is pretty great, not just at the gates but all of old town. It was absolutely wonderful.
Written 15 February 2020
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Keith
Singapore, Singapore1,075 contributions
Main attraction
Dec 2019
The main attraction to me . Entry point into the old town. I love such structures. And for some reason this is really lovely , wide open pathway towards it etc .
Written 23 December 2019
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Duncan MacDonald
Inverness, UK32 contributions
Superb
Dec 2019
Stunning to see in the evening with the lights on. We visited Tallinn to see the Christmas market and the city was beautiful.
Written 19 December 2019
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