Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret tower

The Fat Margaret is being renovated and will be re-opened in the autumn of 2019. 

The Great Coastal Gate and the Fat Margaret 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 near the port in the northern part of the Old Town of Tallinn. In the 16th century, during the reconstruction of the gate, the Fat Margaret artillery tower was built nearby.
Today, the tower houses the 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. 

The Fat Margaret is being renovated and will be re-opened in the autumn of 2019. 

The Great Coastal Gate and the Fat Margaret tower were built to protect the city from the seaside, but

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