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Viru Gate
Viru Gate

Viru Gate

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Viru, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
+372 645 7777
https://www.visittallinn.ee/eng
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The barbican of Viru Gate was part of the defense system of Tallinn city wall built in the 14th century.

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Glasgow, UK

This beautiful twin-towered gate is the most photogenic way to enter the Old Town of Tallinn, as long as you ignore the McDonalds restaurant sitting just metres away.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Viru Gate is one of the best recognized entrances through the medieval wall surrounding Old Town Tallinn. There is no gate but the two towers become special because of where the entrance leads you.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

This pair of picturesque, ivy-covered towers at the beginning of Viru Street – one of the main pedestrian arteries into Old Town – is often the very first glimpse visitors get of historic Tallinn. The towers are actually only the foregates of what was a much more complex gate system built in the 14th century. It included a large, square tower that stood farther back along the street, close to where the city wall can be seen. Most of the gate was pulled down in the 1880s to make room for traffic, but these two towers remained and have since become a symbol of the town.

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Is the entrance to the old town, pass this gates and you will go back in time. By passing the gates go to the right, you will find several handycraft stands along the old walls with homemade woolen clothing for a decent price. Go further and then you will go to the left in a passage we're you will find glass-makers and leather-shops.

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Minsk

Пожалуй один из главных , уж точно, самый оживленный вход в старый город! Must see!!!

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