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Toompea Castle, Tallinn

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Home to the Estonian parliament, Toompea Castle sits at the epicenter of Estonian history. Throughout the ages it served as the military and administrative center for different rulers of the area, from local lords to Danes, Teutonic knights, Swedes, and Russians. The abundance of architectural and artistic styles reflects the castle's rich history, and its tallest tower proudly flies the national flag. Free tours are offered periodically, but you'll need to have a valid ID for a security check. Before you head to Tallinn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tallinn itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Tallinn has to offer, including Toompea Castle.
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  • In the toompea Castle, opposite the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Only pink lovely building is now used as a Parliament because from the outside it, are not allowed. Did not feel like the so-called Castle.
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  • Our guidebook called this attraction the Parliament Buildings. Catherine the Great had the old castle remade in a pink Russian Baroque style by adding a concrete veneer to the stonework. Some locals r...  read more »
  • This medieval castle atop Toompea Hill was constructed in the 9th century, meaning the AD800s. Danish crusaders took over the castle in 1219. It was subsequently enlarged and became part of the City W...  read more »
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