Toompea Castle

Lossi plats 1a, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn


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.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • On foot only
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Nice place to spend a Few Minutes on the way to Other Attractions

I had a lovely walk around the grounds and got to see the dried-up moat. We were unable to gain access to the building as it appeared that Parliament was in session. Great view of the city. Be sure...



Home to the Estonia Parliament

This palace is home to the Estonia parliament which commemorates the country's independence. Very informative. Attractive architecture.



Impressive Structure

We couldn't gain access as it is necessary to book in advance. Nevertheless we had a nice walk around the outside. It is a strange mix of styles as a result of it being built over a number of...

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