Town Council's Aphothecary, Tallinn

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Take a step back in medical history at Town Council's Aphothecary, the oldest medical enterprise in Tallinn, and one of the oldest in all of Europe. The pharmacy was founded in the early 15th century and has run continuously in the same building ever since. Explore the on-site museum, which displays a small collection of historic medical tools and others used by physicians in the past. You'll find many relics from the business over the years, including an array of medieval and Renaissance-era remedies. For a souvenir, pick up some claret, a spiced Germanic wine, from the pharmacy's gift shop. Add Town Council's Aphothecary to your Tallinn travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tallinn trip planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Got to go in and have a look. Some interesting bits of hstory and just to be part of the enturies of people who have been through this place is humbling.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Interesting old building with a good set of exhibits explaining the history of the shop. It is busy as it is on all the tourist trails but worth visiting.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I've been quite impressed that one of the pharmacies more anntiguas TOA Europe still keep running. It is a curious combination of Pharmacy Museum that worth a visit, at least for a few minutes.
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