Guided tour of Pärnu Old Town with a visit to the circular panoramic cinema of the Red Tower

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The history of the city of Pärnu dates back to 1251 when the Pärnu Cathedral of the Saare-Lääne diocese was consecrated on the right bank of the river. A dozen years later, Uus-Pärnu was built on the opposite bank, which later became a Hanseatic city, a university town, the location of the country's first resort, and the birthplace of the Republic of Estonia.
Discover the rich history of Pärnu with exciting stories and legends on a walk through  Old Town and visit the only surviving part of Pärnu's medieval city fortification – the Red Tower. You can see a unique circular panoramic cinema session Merciless and merciful history in the Red Tower through 15,000 years in the newly renovated tower.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Tallinn Gate

    Historical buildings

    Vana-Tallinna tänav-1, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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  • 2
    Location of Riga Gate

    Stopover

    Õhtu tänav 1, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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  • 3
    Pärnu Children’s Park

    Parks & Gardens

    Rüütli tänav 12, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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  • 4
    Memorial stone dedicated to St. Nicholas Church

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Pikk tänav 5, Pärnu 80013

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  • 5
    Heno and Steiner buildings in Pärnu

    Historical buildings

    Pühavaimu tänav-8, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80014

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  • 6
    Seegi Maja (the Almshouse)

    Historical buildings

    Hospidali tänav 1, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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  • 7
    Venus Bastion

    Stopover

    Kuninga tänav 32, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80014

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  • 8
    The Red Tower

    Historical buildings

    Hommiku tänav-11, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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  • 9
    Red Tower and panoramic cinema

    Museums & Galleries

    Hommiku tänav 11, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
Getting there

The tour starts at the sea side of Tallinn Gate. Come through the gate from Õhtu tänav.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Teater
Coordinates
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