Attractions & museums
Photo: Tallinna Metsakalmistu


    The 'Forest Cemetery', located in the Pirita district, is by far Estonia's most famous.  It was established in 1933 and quickly became the favoured resting place of the nation's luminaries. The writer Eduard Vilde was the first to be buried here. Other well-known figures followed suit, including the first president of Estonia, Konstantin Päts, the poet Lydia Koidula, writer Anton-Hansen Tammsaare, chess champion Paul Keres, composer-musician Raimond Valgre and opera singer Georg Ots.

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    • Nature and tranquility

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      July 30, 2020 By JouniE10

      Metsakalmistu is an impressive cemetery near Pirita in Tallinn. Area is enormous, bur from the main gate you reach easily most of the celebrities. Artists, politicians, authors, sportsmen etc are all... Read more comments

    • Wall of Heroes

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      June 9, 2017 By Derettens O

      WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YES After all the song and dance over Tallinn's Bronze Soldier (Soviet Red Army) the humbleness of the representation of the 'wall of heroes' - Estonians who fought against the... Read more comments

    • A cemetery

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      December 24, 2011 By miasmith

      Although many famous Estonians have been buried there, it's still just a cemetary, in a pine forest, but still a cemetery.