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Toompea Castle

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Address: Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
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+372 631 6537
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The original Danish castle, which was built in 1219, was later destroyed...

The original Danish castle, which was built in 1219, was later destroyed and replaced by a new castle in the 14th century that served as the seat of the Knights of the Sword for several centuries.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

It is a great castle with the beautifull tower behind it. It is quite stunning and great for pictures.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Many facets to this building. Baroque and pink to the front. Three corner Towers one of which flies the Estonian Flag. Sits on the site of the original 12 th century castle, which no longer exists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

There is a great view from the outside of the parliament buildings in a variety of directions, and the buildings occupy the same square as the adjacent church

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The castle on the top of Toompea Hill, currently houses the Parliament of Estonia. Interesting Baroque architecture.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our guidebook called this attraction the Parliament Buildings. Catherine the Great had the old castle remade in a pink Russian Baroque style by adding a concrete veneer to the stonework. Some locals refer to the style as a wedding cake. There are excellent views from up here and the interior of the building is open to the public. There is... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This medieval castle atop Toompea Hill was constructed in the 9th century, meaning the AD800s. Danish crusaders took over the castle in 1219. It was subsequently enlarged and became part of the City Wall. The sheer history of this intriguing building makes it a must-see. An advantage of this location is that Toompea Hill offers at no cost astounding views... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This castle is situated at the top of Toompea Hill. A slow walk up the hill from Freedom Square should not take more than 20 minutes. The castle now houses the Parliament of Estonia. When Estonia was under the administration of the Soviet rule – the castle was converted into a palace with Baroque architecture. It is a beautiful pink... More 

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