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Patarei Sea Fortress

Patarei fortress in Tallinn, part of European architectural heritage, is a Classical defensive structure that has retained its stylistic purity. This is a memorial to the victims of communism and fascism, as well as a meaningful symbol of resistance on the part of martyrs of the Republic of Estonia.

The construction of Patarei sea fortress started under the orders of Nicholas I in 1828. After completion, it began operating as an artillery battery. The premises covering 4 hectares have had different functions – barracks and a prison.

Patarei
belongs to the Republic of Estonia. Currently, discussions on developing the complex are under way, and the entrance to the fortress is closed.

Beeta promenade remains open; you can take walk along the promenade and look at the exterior of the prison on your own.
Patarei fortress in Tallinn, part of European architectural heritage, is a Classical defensive structure that has retained its stylistic purity. This is a memorial to the victims of communism and fascism, as well as a meaningful symbol of resistance
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  • Closed :(

    The Patarei prison is next door, very close to the Lennusadam maritime museum. It's an old sea fortress that Soviets turned into a prison. As we visited Lennusadam, we dropped by car and...

  • One of my favorites in Tallinn

    Such a terrible history on this place, but still so worth seeing. Unfortunately they have closed it to the public. I was happy to visit it twice. Hopefully they build something amazing in there...

  • Thrilling & distressing

    We were the only group visiting Patarei on that weds morning and you could just feel the spirit of the executed prisoners, the martyrs of freedom. This soviet era prison was truly a nauseous place to...


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