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.

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 locate

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  • solid, stout and imposing

    make sure you see the finest example of the 36 towers in the Old Wall. seafaring museum takes you back in centuries and on a summer day you can enjoy a snack on the roof. Imagine 500 years ago the...

  • For a sea going enthusiast

    As a history of the ship building that took place in Estonia through the years it is very informative. The ground floor gave a very good synopsis of the life of Estonia.. and do go right to the top...

  • Impressive Tower & Gate

    Unfortunately, another museum/attraction that was closed on a Monday in early April, so we couldn't see the inside. Outside was impressive and a neat piece of history on the north end of Old Town.


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