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Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), Tallinn

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Standing as an imposing guard at one of the entrances to the old city of Tallinn, Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)--as it's lovingly known--represents the largest single piece of the town's surviving fortifications. Stop by the tower, which is part of the Estonian Maritime Museum, and examine its massive walls, standing 20 m (66 ft) high and measuring 5 m (16.5 ft) thick in some places. Wander the halls of the 16th-century defensive structure and you'll be treated to a chronological look at Estonia's maritime history. Be sure to climb up to the tower's roof, where you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of the sea and the surrounding historical center. Plan your visit to Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tallinn itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is the north part of the Old Town and the tower is called this because it was very sturdily built for a cannon, it is now a museum  more »
  • Another of those buildings which make up the overall ambience of Tallinn. Makes a nice photo, but you probably won't linger long.  more »
  • The interior of Fat Margaret, which houses the Maritime museum, is beautiful. If I were to sum this place up, it's a museum of ship models and photos. The roof top is nice but the view ok.  more »
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  • The hostel is nice, clean and in a great location. The kitchen is well fitted out and the sauna and pool is a nice added touch. Only thing is that the beds are not made when you get to a room. It's a minor thing but all the hostels I've stayed at in the Baltic had the beds made
  • Great location, clean rooms, and friendly staff. Well-equipped kitchen and large common room. Sauna available in the morning. WiFi was spotty, and there was some noise from the street and from other guests.
  • Renovation is needed as soon as possible! Not the best choice, but low price and perfect location is worth stay. Free sauna every morning (not tried), large public kithen.
  • Pretty cheap hostels with great location. Right s front of the gate to the old town.
  • A decent hostel but with a hotel feel. Great for families, but not so good for younger people looking for a 'hostel' atmosphere.