Toompea Castle

Toompea Castle was erected on the foundations of the crumbling eastern wing of the fortress built on this site in the 13th and 14th centuries. The castle with its late Baroque façade was built between 1767 and 1773.

The history of Toompea is the story of the rulers and conquerors of Estonia, each of whom moulded and reinforced the place to their own needs and according to their own taste. Today the castle is home to the Riigikogu (the Estonian parliament). The blue, black and white of the national flag can be seen flying on top of the 45.6-metre Tall Hermann tower as the symbol of Estonia's independence.

Free excursions of the castle for single visitors, as well as groups take place every day from Monday to Friday if booked ahead of time. Sessions of parliament can be watched from the public gallery.

Toompea Castle was erected on the foundations of the crumbling eastern wing of the fortress built on this site in the 13th and 14th centuries. The castle with its late Baroque façade was built between 1767 and 1773.

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  • Estonian Parliament Building is here and close to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    Right by stop 6 of the hop on, hop off bus red route. Lots to see in this area. The castle complex is made up of different part built at different times, the oldest part I believe being to medieval...

  • Toompea Castle

    "Toompea Castle" is situated on Toompea hill and is the seat of the Estonia Government.This castle is a ancient site in use as a Fortress since the 9th century.The present castle with its baroque...

  • Very pretty

    A pretty place but a little underwhelming. It was wet when we were there so that probably affected our mindset a little. It's a gorgeous town but some of the other buildings were more impressive for...


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