"Medieval Walls and Gates" Gates Tip by grandmaR

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The pedicab driver told us which parts of the old wall were original, and which had been rebuilt. Roughly half of the original towers remain. By the 16th century, the wall had 8 gates that consisted of several towers and walls connecting them. The main tower of a gate was always square and the barbicans were equipped with one or two small round towers.

The twin towers of Viru gate, are part of the original 14th century gate system. Only a fraction of a previous gate structure remains. The gate entrance was composed of a large tower, walls and the existing two towers. Unfortunately the larger inner gate towers have been destroyed to provide vehicle access

Address: Gümnaasiumi 3, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia
Directions: Walk towards St. Olaf's along Lai and take a left down Suur-Kloostri. The entrance to the walkway is on the left side of the gate.
Phone: +372 644 9867
Website: http://www.visittallinn.ee/eng/visitor/see-do/sightseeing/pid-174756/tallinn-town-wall

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 2, 2016
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