Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret's Tower

Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret's Tower were built to protect the city from the seaside, but also to impress quests arriving by sea. The Great Coastal Gate (built at the same time with the city wall) is located in the northern part of the Old Town of Tallinn near the port. In the 16th century, during the reconstruction of the gate, the Fat Margaret's artillery tower was built nearby.

Today, the Fat Margaret houses Estonian Maritime Museum. The Museum exhibits a remarkable collection of ship models from different eras. The viewing platform on the roof of the tower offers a view over the Old Town and the Bay of Tallinn. In the summer, the only rooftop café in the Tallinn Old Town is open there.

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  • Karis B Karis B
    Excellent displays

    I have been to a lot of museums and was really impressed by the displays here. The Viking exhibition was excellent in particular - great for kids and adults alike. We went specifically for the...

  • I_Roam_AB I_Roam_AB
    Great name

    Is there a Skinny Isabelle tower as well. This tower, although bigger and larger (hence the name) are part of the city walls that surround old town. Overall a well preserved medieval city - could...

  • Travelingilly Travelingilly
    Fat Margaret Tower (Fitting name)

    The Fat Margaret Tower stands guard at the entrance to this charming and well preserved medieval village. The tower is fairly short and stubby but befitting of a guard tower from the villages golden...


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