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Photo: Tallinna Metsakalmistu

Metsakalmistu Cemetery

Tallinn's Forest Cemetery was established in Kloostrimetsa as a public cemetery in 1933. Its planning was based on natural forms, with grand structures avoided save for the final resting place of the family of President Konstantin Päts and the memorial to the victims of fascism. The only building in the cemetery is a slate chapel. The first person to be buried in the cemetery was author Eduard Vilde on 30 December 1933. It has separate burial areas for writers, artists, actors, athletes and other public figures.

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  • Metsakalmistu

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    August 27, 2023 By calm_explorer123

    A very interesting spot to visit if you are interested in Estonian history or want to experience an unconventional cemetery. It's good to know in advance where the most famous people are buried to... Read more comments

  • Good place to enjoy the nature at a reasonable distance from the city

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    September 22, 2020 By JulieF2978

    The cemetery is in a forest, which is very beautiful and peaceful. Good for the ones who like to enjoy nature at a not too long distance from the city. I would definetely go there again.

  • 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