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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  • great building

    great building and fascinating history and the maritime museum is fascinating - lots of artifacts but you must be able to do stairs

  • Northern Most Tower

    Fat Margaret is part of the walled fortifications of the Old Town of Tallinn. It is next to the Great Coastal Gate which protected the city from the sea and invaders. Fat Margaret houses the...

  • interesting

    There is a maritime museum in Fat Margeret's tower and it isn't untiI I went in it that I was aware of how huge it actually is. I enjoyed both the museum and the experience of going up inside the...


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