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.

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.

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  • Stephen T Stephen T
    This place was amazing

    Though now it has been shut down to make safer for the public visits, walking around for 3 euros was the best money I've ever spent on an attraction. What will it be like after it reopens I'm not...

  • Saskia M Saskia M
    unfortunately closed for an indefinite time

    Unfortunately the prison is closed since the beginning of October, because it's not save enough for tourits which walk around. We reached the owner via mail and telephone (from Homepage). There are...

  • lisasJ575JE lisasJ575JE
    Great Lost Place

    A must visit for people looking for lost places photography and history. It's a little bit crepy though. Almost nobody was there when we visited Patarei.

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