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Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

Tallinn, Estonia
+372 641 1408
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This round, low cannon tower served many purposes in the past such as a storehouse, barracks and prison; today, it houses the Maritime Museum that chronicles the history of the shipping and fishing industry in Estonia.
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Tallinn, Estonia
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+372 641 1408
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"estonian maritime museum"
in 11 reviews
"round tower"
in 6 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 4 reviews
"impressive tower"
in 3 reviews
"welcoming sight"
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"beautiful gate"
in 2 reviews
"diving equipment"
in 2 reviews
"rooftop cafe"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
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"several floors"
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"nice cafe"
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"seaplane harbour"
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"town walls"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"long street"
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"entrance fee"
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"seaplane museum"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This cannon tower was built in the 16th century to protect the harbor and to scare away invaders. Great museum there with old ships and artifacts. Lots of old history to be seen.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting on a cruise ship this will probably be your first taste of the city and what a photographic opportunity.

Thank ann l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great tower, very cute. But the maritime museum it houses is under renovations so you can’t go in (until 2019). So a bit disappointing.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

One of the remaining defensive structures inside the old town. Built from 1511 to 1530, this hefty, round tower has a diameter of 25 metres, a height of about 20 metres, and walls up to 5 metres thick. The origins of Fat Margaret's name are...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Quite a structure,standind for so long. I can understand why its called Fat Margaret Tower. Some renovations being done at present

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We enjoyed walking around here. The weather was cold and still some snow on the ground which gave the place a nice atmosphere.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Another very beautiful gate into the old town of Tallinn, with pretty park lands adjoining. This narrow little gate with impressive bulwark.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A lovely sight to see as you walk from the ferry port towards the old town. It guides you into Tallinn and toward Long Street. Very pleasant indeed.

Thank BT3rd
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Walk by it but no pint entering it. Again very average museum inside. Just walk outside and enjoy the medieval architecture.

Thank TheGreatestNomad
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We had free entry here with our combined ticket to the maritime museum (seaplane museum) which is really good. The tower is impressive but the this part of the museum lacked for foreign visitors as there was not much explained in English unfortunately. All access...More

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Sandi S
13 February 2018|
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Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can, Sandi.
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Robert L
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Response from LusineAr | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no. Third floor and roof cafe are not accessible :(
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