Attractions & museums
Photo: Tallinna Metsakalmistu

Tallinn's Forest Cemetery

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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  • 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

  • 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