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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  • I should come at sunrise or midnight

    To photograph the beauty of the gate it would be best to come when the crowds have dissipated. I was here at around 4 PM in the afternoon, and the sea of people was unbearable.

  • Impressive gate surrounded by nice park and gardens

    Impressive gate in a nice park where you can stroll and also enjoy the water. If you're lucky there's a concert near by and you can enjoy the music as well.

  • 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.


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