We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Book In Advance

Start Date
End Date
375
All photos (375)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flower market”(34 reviews)
“old town”(147 reviews)
About
Viru Gates were built in the 14thC, and the towers still standing today are only a part of the original structure. Viru Gates are located in the eastern section of the town wall. The main tower of the gates was built in its initial form in...more
Contact
Viru tn, Tallinn, Estonia
Website
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Viru Gates
from US$ 80.76
More Info
from US$ 46.15
More Info
Reviews (647)
Filter reviews
274 results
Traveller rating
116
117
35
5
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
116
117
35
5
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews flower market great entrance old town entry point lit up at night grand entrance beautiful at night great photo opportunity shops selling medieval cities medieval times town wall tallinn city fairy tale shops and restaurants paths mcdonalds
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 274 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Got some great pictures of this original entrance to the Old Town with the flower stalls leading to the gates

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

seperating the new town from the old town this is an amazing building picture post card material when lit up at night, directly opposte mcdonalds lol.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sbush999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just by the gates and could never get bored of the views, it really gets the imagination going. They're very well kept and displayed brilliantly, lit up at night, with all the flower stalls outside, just giving you a taste of what is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Luke-n-LauraB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely area ,good place for pics and historic buildings. Also the flower market is here to add a touch of colour to you photos. Macdonalds is in this vicinty if you want a cheap lunch

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mercboy482
Reviewed 12 February 2019

If you are making a trip to Tallinn then a visit to the Viru Gates is a must. This is a main shopping & eating area with some amazing places nearby. The flower market is here so if you are in need this is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Starkin
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Viru Gate, one of the many medieval gates which dot the city. This one has only the circular towers remaining, as the main part had to be torn down during the 19th century to make room for the more modern traffic.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Viru Gates are one of the gates separate the old and new sections of Tallinn and are at the end of one of the main shopping street leading to the Town Hall Square. The gates look impressive during the day and striking lit up at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank delacourt
Reviewed 23 January 2019

At night there is special lighting which highlights the brick exterior of these gates. And as soon one enters, too many shops selling bread,meat, liquor, souvenirs can be found. A perfect place to shop. Debit, credit cards are acceptable. I used Axis Bank debit card...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank reynoldsunnyfrancis
Reviewed 22 January 2019

These towers were our first view of the old town any time we walked to the town hall. At night time they were lit up (note: this may be because we were there around New Year's).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 677sandrines
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Viru Gates was my favorite entrance to the Old Town. Viru street leads directly to the Town Hall square.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trulyperfect
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 nearby hotels
Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru
506 reviews
.03 km away
Hotel CRU
386 reviews
.08 km away
Three Crowns Residents
501 reviews
.12 km away
Taanilinna Hotell
438 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,183 nearby restaurants
Farm Restaurant
1,190 reviews
.03 km away
Rukis
599 reviews
.03 km away
Babulja Kohvik-Kokteilibaar
199 reviews
.09 km away
Cru
774 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 606 nearby attractions
Viru Square
455 reviews
.09 km away
Masters Yard
73 reviews
.10 km away
Hellemann Tower
109 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Viru Gates staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines