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Patarei Sea Fortress Prison - CLOSED

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Take a walk out of town

Walk north of town through a neighborhood with some interesting buildings to this historical but... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Lynne S
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Winters, California
Historic site

Unfortunately it's closed. The chances it will be open again seems to be very small. But it's a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Jinzan
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23 Jul 2018
“Take a walk out of town”
2 Sep 2017
“Historic site”
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Patarei fortress-prison is a culture park with rich history, providing various opportunities to spend your leisure time. Discover Patarei on a guided tour or organise your own event in Patarei with an option to order prison-catering for your event...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kalaranna 28 Vesilennuki 2-4, Tallinn 10415, Estonia
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+372 504 6536
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Walk north of town through a neighborhood with some interesting buildings to this historical but closed site on the water's edge. You can walk around it and imagine the horrors of the past. It was used up to 1991 as a prison and place of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it's closed. The chances it will be open again seems to be very small. But it's a important piece of history that can't be vanished

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jinzan
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Due to security reasons The prison has closed seemingly indefinitely : There s not any advertisement out There So we descovered thanks to a Good Guy we met outside by chance. ....More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank lory7255
PatareiPrison, Guest Relations Manager at Patarei Sea Fortress Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Well, information about Patarei being closed has been distributed to travel agencies as well as it is available at Patarei web site ever since last autumn. The web site information in turn is available over here. We still hope we can make it available to...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

The prison is closed, but you can still walk along the shore and take a peek inside and watch some cool graffiti, if you appreciate this kind of art.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Very scary location kept in original condition. No need for local guide. Very interesting and highly recommended! Sad that they are closing this place soon for public.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank aroundtheoyster
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Untouched area where you can walk from cell blok to cell blok. This will certainly have a impact on you and it will help you to understand the history of the country and its inhabitants.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ward F
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The fortress prison has a grim history. Tour guides show the execution chambers. Amazed this prison was only closed in 2001.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Located next to Tallinn Bay, one of an interesting Prison, which is currently served as a museum in Estonia. By looking at the structure, it could remind you of the old days when the CCCP ( Soviet Union) ruled this neighborhood.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Part of Tallinn history, this old fortress was used as a prison until the 80¨s. The hanging place is horrible, the cells are left as when the place was abandoned. Hospital wing is worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank jkranta
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was with two friends and one of them suggested going to "the russian prison". To be honest, I didn't know what was going to happen and what to expect from it, but one thing is for sure - it was overwhelming. How could I...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank barbarawinduroot
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