Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), Tallinn

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Standing as an imposing guard at one of the entrances to the old city of Tallinn, Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)--as it's lovingly known--represents the largest single piece of the town's surviving fortifications. Stop by the tower, which is part of the Estonian Maritime Museum, and examine its massive walls, standing 20 m (66 ft) high and measuring 5 m (16.5 ft) thick in some places. Wander the halls of the 16th-century defensive structure and you'll be treated to a chronological look at Estonia's maritime history. Be sure to climb up to the tower's roof, where you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of the sea and the surrounding historical center. Plan to see Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tallinn tour planning tool .
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  • One of the Tallinn most noted and famous attraction. Certainly Recommend. However, it is at the end of Long Pikk and could be missed if you are short of time.  more »
  • It is a fortress built to protect the important doorways of the Old Town. After that, it was used as a warehouse, barracks, and prison. The tower is a maritime museum, but it seems to be closed. However, I think that it is interesting enough just to see the peculiar appearance.
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  • How to describe this wonderful place? This is absolutely amazing city with great Middle Ages buildings.
  • I was pleasantly surprised by the train ride in Tallinn. The driver was very obliging and explained about where we were driving through. he was also very happy to show us on the map where we wanted to go next. I would recommend taking this train ride since it's takes you to interesting places that might have not talked of going to... enjoy
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