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.

Patarei
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.

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

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  • The prison is Now closed

    Due to security reasons The prison has closed seemingly indefinitely : There s not any advertisement out There So we descovered thanks to a Good Guy we met outside by chance. ....

  • Street art taking over

    The prison is closed, but you can still walk along the shore and take a peek inside and watch some cool graffiti, if you appreciate this kind of art.

  • Real authentic forgotten prison

    Very scary location kept in original condition. No need for local guide. Very interesting and highly recommended! Sad that they are closing this place soon for public.


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