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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. Plan your visit to St. Catherine's Passage and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tallinn holiday planner.
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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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  • Love the passage, love the little shops full of the most lovely artisan work. Great also to have a coffee...  more »
  • Discovered by accident but most interesting. Set into the pavement are word describing the history of Estonia from pre-history and th Tallinn Guild shop is located here with excellent gift possibiliti...  more »
  • Quiet, not as crazy as the square. Lots of great craft shops. Friendly craft people and great photo opportunities.  more »
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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.
  • An amazing medieval Street
  • Nice bar with tasty local beer nearby
  • Impressive place, inside & outside.