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Toompea Castle

Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shame you cannot seem to get inside the castle as it would no doubt be very interesting. However, the outside is photogenic and it is situated nicely. Bit of a walk to get there up a hill!

Thank David C
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Nice area to wander around, some views down to the newer part of town. There was no entry to the place when I was there, but there are so many other very old beautiful buildings to look at very near by.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Pretty in pink. This castle that now looks more like a palace is opposite St. Nicholls’s church. It looks good and a unusual colour Dacia for a parliamentary building.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Everything about Tallinn is amazing - from the gates at the entrance to the medieval city, all the way up to Toompea at the top - it's as though time stood still and should be on everyone's bucket list of places to visit. The architecture...More

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The main facade is most impressive with its arches, architectural flourish at the apex and attractive colours. The Estonian flag of blue black and white was blowing softly in the light breeze. The Castle has had a very eventful historical backstory over many centuries. As...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Located at the top of the hill, across the square from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, this is an impressive looking building with clean lines and Nordic-type architecture. It is very much a working castle as it appears that much current government business is conducted in the...More

Thank Professor04
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

About 800 years ago, the fortress took form and served its defensive function. As political influences over time shifted, Russians were in control in the 1700's and it was under their dominion that the complex was reimagined, becoming a "palace." today, since Estonia's declaration of...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

A wonderful castle at the top of the Old Town and close to the huge cathedral. The Castle consists of buildings from different time periods, and looks like a huge, great monument.

Thank Gressli
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Right by stop 6 of the hop on, hop off bus red route. Lots to see in this area. The castle complex is made up of different part built at different times, the oldest part I believe being to medieval Tall Hermann's Tower on one...More

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

"Toompea Castle" is situated on Toompea hill and is the seat of the Estonia Government.This castle is a ancient site in use as a Fortress since the 9th century.The present castle with its baroque facade was built between 1767 and 1773 on the crumbling ruins...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
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