Tallinn

Sightseeing

Patarei Prison

This imposing, seaside complex in the Kalamaja district is now one of the best places in the world to catch a glimpse of Soviet-era prison life in all its dreariness. Originally opened as a sea fortress in 1840, it housed inmates from 1919 until 2004, and has been left virtually untouched since. From October 6, the prison will be closed to visitors, but you can still see it from the outside. Plans for renovations are still unknown.

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22.07.2014
Alan MacRae
Scotland
Visited here with Estonian friends last year, very worthwhile to go to. It's an intimidating place and you can imagine that the prisoners have just left as everything is untouched from when it closed
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