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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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  • Evening walk about

    Well maintained fortress with interesting stone work, all based on Limestone which is teh predominent stone used in the region. Well worth the trip.

  • Beautiful Castle on the Hill

    Located on the southwest of Tallinn Old Town, This beautiful castle is located next to the Parliament which is across the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This castle also have a nice view of Tallinn Bay

  • Looks good but no entry

    Impressive building, but this is now the Parliament so you cannot go in. Worth a walk round when you are in the area, but only worth a few minutes time really.


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