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 to see Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tallinn tour planning tool .
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  • Walk by it but no pint entering it. Again very average museum inside. Just walk outside and enjoy the medieval architecture.  more »
  • The thick Margaret is an exceptionally large Tower. Apparently, the size also served to impress visitors, who have gone from the port to the city. That should have worked out always.
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  • The door is beautiful, the ramparts around too. However the Museum is currently closed for renovation.
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  • The rating have no meaning as its compulsory before comment can be make. The Fat Margaret cannon tower is closed to the public for renovations starting Thursday, February 1, 2018. Re-opens autumn 2019
  • Museum went to major reconstruction for long. Looking forward to seeing new museum.
  • Shes not so fat at all! She just has big stones! But back to the serious, it's pretty small, interesting and cozy.
  • It's a historical museum of the sea,and It's really interesting. You learn alot of new things!
  • Historical site. Museum
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