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Red Tower, Parnu

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Red Tower (Pärnu) (Estonian: Punane torn) is a tower in Pärnu, Estonia. The tower is only building of medieval New-Pärnu Fortress, which is preserved until today. The tower is named after the red bricks which are used to line the inside and outside of the tower.
The tower was built in 15th century and it was used as a prison. In the 17th century, the tower had four storeys. Three storeys are preserved until today.
Since 19th century, the building has had several purposes, e.g. for being the town archives.
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  • This medieval structure is easy to pass by without beeing discovered, since it is well hidden by other houses in the old town. However if you are lucky enough to notice it, this small charming tower.....  more »
  • This is a small museum with beautiful exhibition of historical arms and armor, the entrance is difficult to find!  more »
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