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Skoone Bastion

Skoone bastion is the mightiest Baroque fortification building in Tallinn. The bastion gets its name from a South Swedish province, Skåne. In 1948, a Stalinist summer theatre building was opened on one part of the bastions, which was the biggest wooden building at that time in Estonia. In 1997 the summer theatre burnt down. As part of the cultural capital year in 2011 for the summer season the distinctive, temporary, Straw Theatre was built on the Skoone bastion. In the surrounding area different playgrounds have been put up. Skoone bastion park is also home to the first parkour ground in the whole of Eastern Europe.  

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  • Small park

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    September 10, 2018 By George A

    There aren't a lot of things to see there as the bastion has been changed into a nice playground for the kids

  • A nice spot for bodyweight training

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    August 5, 2018 By douglasm383

    Located at the top of Bastion Skåne (Skoone Bastion) is a small parkour inspired outdoor gym. There’s also a few small ramps for skateboards. A nice quite place that I found was good for bodyweight... Read more comments

  • Bastionen med försvar mot hamnen !

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    November 4, 2021 By Erling G

    Bastion Skåne byggdes under 1600-talet genom fortifikatören Erik Dahlberghs försorg. Bastionen byggdes för att kunna försvara Gamla stan för angrepp från vattnet i Tallinn-bukten. Ingången var på den... Read more comments