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Toompea (Castle Hill)

Bristling with church spires and medieval towers, Toompea or “Castle Hill” has been at the political heart of Estonia ever since falling to the Danes in the 13th century. Successive Teutonic, Swedish and Russian rulers have used it as their power base, and it currently serves as home to the Estonian Parliament, several government ministries and both Lutheran and Orthodox cathedrals. Despite the concentration of so many state and religious institutions, Toompea is a surprisingly peaceful part of town, characterized by quiet pedestrianized alleys overlooked by pastel-hued mansions. Situated around the edges of the hill are several ...

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