Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), Tallinn

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • Beautiful building from the inside. Usually we just see it from outside at the entrance of the Old Town. But worth a visit, the exposition is very well presented and gives us a lot of information...  more »
  • The medieval Fat Margaret Tower and the Great Coastal Gate next to it were built to defend the city from the seaward side of town. The tower was completed in 1530. The round tower has a diameter of.....  more »
  • 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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