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Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), Tallinn

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4/5 based on 160 reviews on the web
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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  • Fat Margaret or Margareeta is a wonderful place to start your little excursion to a fabled little land of gnomes and magic serpents, to search for treasures and mermaids……and maybe you...  read more »
  • Exit through the door of Margaret the gorda and wander around outside, gives you a different view and more quiet than it was in Tallinn. The garden runs along part of the walls and you can see a simple garden against walls strong and great in that poke is windows of the wall inside. Our step coincided with a contest of gardens and see the new trend as raise a garden differently was a look more for rating a form more positive this place.
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  • This is known in the naming of "Margaret". From the gate of the old city on the north side, right away. It is stocky, certainly compared to the other tower was wide. Maybe once it hears, stocky and naming is pretty unforgettable.
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  • Good hostel, close to the city center and a tram/bus stop right in front of the door. Nice common area and free sauna in the mornings. Rooms very basic, showers/restrooms could be more and cleaner.
  • Very popular cheap hostel, with great location
  • Was clean and not far away from city center
  • cheap and clean
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