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Fat Margaret, Tallinn: 17 reviews and 40 photos

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Fat Margaret was built as a cannon tower to protect city from enemies coming from the sea side. It was built on the 16th century, when the gate which was included in the city wall, was renovated. The tower where the gunpowder was stored and also it was used as a prison is 25 meters wide in the diameter and also has more than one hundren loopholes. Nowadays it houses Maritime museum where one can see different things from sea life, ship models and maps. From the top of tower you can catch good view to the city and sea.

Address: Pikk 70
Directions: Located in Great Coast Gate, near Mere Blvd., Vanalinn (Old Town)
Phone: 372-641-1408
Website: http://www.meremuuseum.ee/?op=body&id=65

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 2, 2007
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