Tallinn Gate

Tallinn gate is the only surviving 17th century gate with an embankment in the Baltic Countries; until 1710, it was known as Carl Gustav (the King's) Gate. From the gate, a bridge led across the trench to a postal road to Tallinn. The author of the gate is probably Erik Dahlberg; he constructed similar King's Gates and bastions in Narva and Riga as well.
During the teardown of the fortification in the 19th century, only the Tallinn Gate was preserved, as well as the embankments and the trench that leads to the Venus Bastion at the riverside – the so called Vallikäär.

Today, visitors are welcome to walk through the monumental Baroque gate and marvel at the beautiful beach district of Pärnu!

During summers, a café with a terrace is open here.

Tallinn gate is the only surviving 17th century gate with an embankment in the Baltic Countries; until 1710, it was known as Carl Gustav (the King's) Gate. From the gate, a bridge led across the trench to a postal road to Tallinn. Th

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  • Last gate in town and the only from the 17th century in the whole Baltic states

    western end of the old town, we exited through the Tallinn Gate, the only remaining of the town, and the only gate from the 17th century still standing in the Baltic States.

  • Piece of important history

    It's not a huge site but it's easy to appreciate the importance and structure of this gate. A little unkempt at the moment but worth seeing and wandering about the gardens

  • Carl Gustav (the King's) Gate

    Enjoy your walk through the monumental Baroque gate and marvel at the beautiful beach district of Pärnu!


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