Home to the Estonian parliament, Toompea Castle sits at the epicenter of Estonian history. Throughout the ages it served as the military and administrative center for different rulers of the area, from local lords to Danes, Teutonic knights, Swedes, and Russians. The abundance of architectural and artistic styles reflects the castle's rich history, and its tallest tower proudly flies the national flag. Free tours are offered periodically, but you'll need to have a valid ID for a security check. Put Toompea Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tallinn sightseeing planning tool.
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Toompea Castle reviews
This palace is home to the Estonia parliament which commemorates the country's independence. Very informative. Attractive architecture. more »
We couldn't gain access as it is necessary to book in advance. Nevertheless we had a nice walk around the outside. It is a strange mix of styles as a result of it being built over a number of... more »
Beautiful serene place to visit. Toompea Castle...what can one say that hasn't been said. So I'm not going to try, just added the following from Google/Wikipedia to save others the extra bit of searching: Toompea Castle (Estonian: Toompea loss, Latin: Castrum Danorum) is a castle on Toompea hill in the central part of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The castle, an ancient stronghold site in use since at least the 9th century, today houses the Parliament of Estonia. Rather than pics of the inside, I've added more pics from below the castle looking up and around. There are usually a lot of young folk playing basketball directly below. The walking tracks below are very nice. I ride my bike around there quite a bit.
It is a good walk around the old city. Makes for a good one day tour. We arrived in the morning from Helsinki and left close to 4. Grab a map of the local area and have fun walking around.
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