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Cemeteries

 
09.06.2014

Estonian cemeteries can be fascinating and attractive places to visit. Not only are most located in spacious, green forests, they also provide a glimpse into the community's past. Many headstones are themselves works of art, and some cemeteries, such as Metsakalmistu, contain the graves of well-known political and cultural figures.

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Hiiu-Rahu Cemetery

Hiiu-Rahu Cemetery

Cemeteries
Established in 1919, it's the last resting place of quite a few prominent historical and cultural figures, as well as those who fought for Estonia's independence.
Hiiu- Suurtüki 1
+372 651 0101
hiiu@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Hiiu-Rahu-info
Liiva Cemetery

Liiva Cemetery

Cemeteries
First put to service in 1935, the Liiva Cemetery is best known for its stone chapel and its memorial to the victims of the Red Terror. Part of the territory is virgin forest, but there are also wide sections with lines of graves meant for the ...
Kalmistu tee 34
+372 651 0101
liiva@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee
Metsakalmistu

Metsakalmistu

Cemeteries
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 ...
Kloostrimetsa tee 36
+372 651 0101
metsa@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Metsainfo
Pirita Cemetery

Pirita Cemetery

Cemeteries
This relatively small cemetery in the forested Pirita district is now a heritage protection area, so no new building or burial is allowed, with the exception of those who already have family plots on the site. The cemetery is surrounded by low, ...
Rummu tee 7
+372 651 0101
metsa@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Pirita-info
Pärnamäe Cemetery

Pärnamäe Cemetery

Cemeteries
Established in 1963, Pärnamäe Cemetery quickly grew into the nation's largest place of final rest. Though it doesn't have nearly as many VIPs as Metsakalmistu, it nevertheless has dozens of monuments and artistically-designed gravesites.
Pärnamäe tee 36
+372 623 9006
parnamae@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Parnamaeinfo
Rahumäe Cemetery

Rahumäe Cemetery

Cemeteries
This cemetery in an open, sandy region near Mustamäe dates back to the 19th century. Separate areas of were allotted for various religious affiliations, such as the Jewish, as well as for social organisations like the 1920s-era Tallinn Fire ...
Rahumäe tee 8A
+372 651 0101
rahumae@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Rahumaeinfo
Siselinna Cemetery

Siselinna Cemetery

Cemeteries
Siselinna is a combination of three different cemeteries: the Aleksander Nevski Cemetery, a former Russian Orthodox Cemetery established in 1775; the Estonian Vana-Kaarli Cemetery opened in 1864; and the Military Cemetery dating from the early ...
Toonela tee 3
+372 651 0101
siselinn@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Siselinnainfo
 
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