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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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Parliament is Pretty in Pink

Toompea Castle is an impressive building near the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, now housing the Estonian Parliament. Worth a look if you're in the area - didn't go inside. Not sure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
emmdeeceee
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toompea Castle is an impressive building near the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, now housing the Estonian Parliament. Worth a look if you're in the area - didn't go inside. Not sure if you can, but other travelers said you can book a tour in advance.

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Lidingo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Currently housing the parliament, there's a small shop with souvenirs connected with the parliament nearby. Right opposite the Nevsky cathedral.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The castle is on the Toompea Hill, Castle and strong fortress for centuries , nowadays it has accommodated the Parliament of Estonia in the new Baroque wing.

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Thank DianaIK
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

During our free walking tour we visited many interesting sites/sights. Toompea castle is currently home to the nations parliament, open to the public, however you have to pre-book, we just walked around this impressive building also taking in the views, from the hill.

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Thank JnVSydney
Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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Thank wlwiggs1962
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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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Thank kiltmaker2
Aylesbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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Thank Chua H
Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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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