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Toompea Castle

Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 631 6537
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The original Danish castle, which was built in 1219, was later destroyed and replaced by a new castle in the 14th century that served as the seat of the Knights of the Sword for several centuries.
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Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 631 6537
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the top of the hill, across the square from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, this is an impressive looking building with clean lines and Nordic-type architecture. It is very much a working castle as it appears that much current government business is conducted in the...More

Thank Professor04
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We walked by it and saw the entrance to this Toompea Castle but we didn't go in. You need to pay to get in.

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

About 800 years ago, the fortress took form and served its defensive function. As political influences over time shifted, Russians were in control in the 1700's and it was under their dominion that the complex was reimagined, becoming a "palace." today, since Estonia's declaration of...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

A wonderful castle at the top of the Old Town and close to the huge cathedral. The Castle consists of buildings from different time periods, and looks like a huge, great monument.

Thank Gressli
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Right by stop 6 of the hop on, hop off bus red route. Lots to see in this area. The castle complex is made up of different part built at different times, the oldest part I believe being to medieval Tall Hermann's Tower on one...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

"Toompea Castle" is situated on Toompea hill and is the seat of the Estonia Government.This castle is a ancient site in use as a Fortress since the 9th century.The present castle with its baroque facade was built between 1767 and 1773 on the crumbling ruins...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A pretty place but a little underwhelming. It was wet when we were there so that probably affected our mindset a little. It's a gorgeous town but some of the other buildings were more impressive for us.

Thank almond6
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This site can be seen from the area around the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and across it, the nowadays, the seat of Estonian Parliament ( the Riigikogu) settled in a pink, Baroque palace, dating to the time of Catherine the Great. The castle itself, is perched...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Not too far from the city center, walking distance. We just walked around it and it was gorgeous. Worth having a walk and see it.

1  Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The castle itself is not as impressive as one is led to believe. But, the tower is from the Middle Ages - built in the 14th century, I believe. It adds colour to a city that does not have a lot going for it from...More

1  Thank MarinoDA
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