Tallinn Gate

Tallinn Gate

Vana-Tallinna tänav-1, Pärnu linn, Pärnu

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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.

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

In the centre of Pärnu at the beginning of Kuninga street, at the intersection of Kuninga and Vana-Tallinna street.


  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Teater


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Attractive Gate

The 17th century Tallinn Gate (1675-1686) is "the only preserved 17th century wall gate in the Baltics". It makes for an attractive way to enter the Old Town.



Nice site to stop on a walk or run through town

Walk through this gate and you enter the historic Old Town of Parnu. Another of the Baroque gems that walking around this town offers. The outside area has a nice park with riverside walk. Good...




The gate is part of the old wall,now there is a nice park and a canal with a fountain to stroll around or just sit on a bench and look at the beautiful water lilies.

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