St. Catherine's Passage, Tallinn

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Wander under stone archways surrounded by medieval shops on St. Catherine's Passage. Thought to date back to the 14th century, the street connects ruins of a centuries-old church to the old town's Vene Street. Step into the secluded world via a small gateway on Vene Street and stroll the cobbled walkways lined with tombstones. Stop by craft shops in many of the medieval houses and watch demonstrations of glass blowing and the like. Look out for the timeline of Estonia's history, which is laid into the ground along the way. Put St. Catherine's Passage into our Tallinn itinerary planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tallinn.
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  • Kinda place. Calls at the same time different emotions and feelings: a story that is close to you, showcase, very interesting made, workshops for manufacturing stained glass, ceramics, glassware, dolls ... You can see how it is made, you can buy immediately, all of very high quality. The best souvenirs from the trip, I think.
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  • Very cute lane in the heart of the old town! It was there that I found a super nice magnets with Tallinn and even then returned to buy out.
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  • This is one of the places you should only visit if you are in Tallinn. Very exciting, here you really see the houses in old Tallinn, as well as some grave stones on display. Is recommended.
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  • Charming link between two streets in old city with cobbled surface, interesting shops.
  • Le passage Sainte Catherine, Tallinn What makes this easily the most picturesque of Old Town's lanes particularly interesting is that it's home to the St. Catherine's Guild, a collection of craft workshops where artists use traditional methods to create and sell glassware, hats, quilts, ceramics, jewelry, hand-painted silk and other wares. The workshops are housed in the small, 15th- to 17th-century rooms on the south side of the lane, and are set up in an open-studio fashion so visitors can watch the artists at work, be it glass-blowing, weaving or pottery making.
  • Touristy, some nice craft shops and interesting church remains
  • Nice old place to take pictures
  • Overstated look and ambience.

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As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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