Catherine's Alley

Catherine's Alley, formerly known as the Monk's Alley, winds its way from Vene Street past the southern end of the Dominican monastery to Müürivahe Street. St Catherine's church, from which the alley took its name, is thought to have been built here more than 700 years ago. The southern side of the alley is lined with predominantly 15th-17th century residences. The alley as a whole retains its medieval atmosphere. It was last restored in 1995.

A number of handicraft workshops can be found here, in which you can watch the artists at work – creating ceramics, hats, glass and more.

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