Russian History Tour

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The tsarist era had a significant impact on the culture of Estonia: spa culture, the railway station architecture of that time, the construction of railways, Orthodox churches, buildings decorated with wooden lace, beautiful castles with surrounding parks, and Russian Old Believer villages.

The following selection includes sights worth visiting, considering Russia's influences on Estonian culture before the Soviet era.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    Churches

    Lossi plats 10, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10130

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  • 2
    Patarei Prison and Sea Fortress exhibition area

    Historical buildings

    Suur-Patarei tänav-24, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10415

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  • 3
    Kadriorg Park

    Parks & Gardens

    August Weizenbergi tänav 10, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10150

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  • 4
    Kadriorg Palace

    Castles & Manors

    August Weizenbergi tänav 37, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10127

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  • 5
    Peter the Great House Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Mäekalda tänav 2, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10127

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  • 6
    The Pühtitsa Dormition Convent (Kuremäe Convent)

    Churches

    KULLAMAJA, Kuremäe küla, Alutaguse vald, Ida-Viru maakond 41201

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  • 7
    Mustvee Old Believer’s Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Narva tänav 22, Mustvee linn, Mustvee vald, Jõgeva maakond 49604

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  • 8
    Kolkja Museum of Old Believers

    Museums & Galleries

    Ranna tänav 17, Kolkja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60306

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  • 9
    Museum of Living History in Varnja

    Museums & Galleries

    Kesk tänav 78, Varnja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60305

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  • 10
    Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Pärnu Transformation of Our Lord Church

    Churches

    Aia tänav 5, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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  • 11
    St. Catherine's Church in Pärnu

    Churches

    Vee tänav 8, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011

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  • 12
    Haapsalu Railway Station

    Historical buildings

    Raudtee tänav 2, Haapsalu linn, Haapsalu 90504

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  • 13
    Tchaikovsky's Bench in Haapsalu

    Sculptures & Monuments

    P. Tshaikovski puiestee, Haapsalu

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  • 14
    Haapsalu Resort Hall

    Historical buildings

    Promenaadi tänav 1, Haapsalu linn, Haapsalu 90502

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  • 15
    Africa Beach and Promenade

    Water adventure

    Promenaadi tänav, Haapsalu linn, Haapsalu

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  • 16
    Keila-Joa Manor and Schloss Fall Museum

    Castles & Manors

    Pargi allee 5, Keila-Joa alevik, Lääne-Harju vald, Harju maakond 76701

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  • 17
    The Museum of Russian Icons

    Museums & Galleries

    Vene tänav 6, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10123

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open 24 hours

Features and amenities
Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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