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Toompea Castle, Tallinn

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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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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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  • Pretty building from outside but not your typical castle and no entry without prearrangement. If you're in the area nice to look at but not worth a special trip.  more »
  • Built on the spot,where the ancient Estonian wooden fortress stood before the 1219 Danish invasion, Tallin's castle served for seven centuries as the seat of power for the nation's foreign masters. No...  more »
  • Toompea castle which is also the home to the Estonian parliament, it is a beautiful building with an extraordinary setting at the top of the town surrounded by the city walls. There is a nice square i...  more »
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  • Toompea castle which is also the home to the Estonian parliament, it is a beautiful building with an extraordinary setting at the top of the town surrounded by the city walls. There is a nice square in front of the building and a park to the left where you can overlook thev town from above. The tour and opening times changes so check their website.
  • Great views and location. Nicely preserved building. Definitely worth the stop. Plus a good place to catch the hop on hop off bus if you want to see the city.
  • Parliament House is nicely cared for.
  • Directly facing the Alexander Nevsky cathedral, is the Estonian Parliament, at Toompea Castle (Estonian: Toompea loss). Check online for opening times and tours or small exhibitions.
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