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Maarja-Magdaleena Guild

Description: The craft guild unites Pärnu’s artists and crafters who keep traditional handicraft methods alive and introduce them to everyone.

Both children and adults find suitable activities in more than a dozen open studios.

Visitors can communicate with the artists, view their work process and buy or order their art and handicraft items.

There are many exhibitions, courses and workshops organised regularly.

You can find a selection of good Estonian applied art designs and handicraft all made with the warm touch of the artists in the Gallery on the ground floor.

Address: Uus 5, Pärnu
Phone: +372 553 6321
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E-mail: herdiselmend@hotmail.com
Website: www.maarjamagdaleenagild.ee

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Red Tower – Punane Torn

Description: The Red Tower is the only preserved part of the medieval defence wall of the city.

The tower was named after the red bricks that used to cover its exterior, but as they have not been restored, then the tower you see today is white instead.

You can try to make your own glass souvenirs or stained glass in the historical atmosphere of the tower’s glass workshop, you can visit the exciting exhibitions in the tower’s gallery and you will certainly find some beautiful souvenirs and national handicrafts, incl: pieces locally made of recycled glass, in the tower’s gift shop.

The Hanseatic market, workshops and cultural events take place in the lovely courtyard of the Red Tower.

Address: Hommiku 11, Pärnu
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Ranna Hotel Parnu

Description: Ranna Beach Hotel, located in the beach park opened on the city’s initiative in 1937, turned Pärnu into a truly modern summer resort.

The hotel’s architecture uses the favourite subjects of Modernism – the motifs of a white ship with railed balconies and ship-like windows.

The hotel is one of the landmarks of Estonian Functionalism, and a symbol of the Pärnu resort.

The building that had operated as the main building of Sanatorium Estonia during the Soviet era, was rebuilt as a hotel in 1994, when the outer walls were the only thing that remained of the building that had been empty for years.

Located by the sea, the hotel terrace is a great place for you to enjoy a cup of coffee!

Address: Ranna pst 5, Pärnu
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Tallinn Gate Parnu

Description: The so called Tallinn Gate used to mark the beginning of the postal road from Pärnu to Tallinn and was built during the Swedish period in the 17th century.

The medieval fortification system of Pärnu was almost fully destroyed in the preceding Livonian War. The town was surrounded by an entrenchment and one could leave the town through the Vee värav (Water gate) which led to the riverside and into the direction of Riga.

During the teardown of the fortification in the 19th century only the Tallinn Gate was preserved, as well as the embankments and the trench that leads to the Venuse Bastion at the riverside – the so called Vallikäär.

Now visitors are welcome to walk through the monumental Baroque gate and marvel at the beautiful beach district of Pärnu.

Address: Kuninga 1, Pärnu
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Museum New Art

Description: When visiting the numerous art galleries of Pärnu, you can always rely on the Museum of New Art to offer you some exciting and positive surprises with its exhibitions of modern art.

The museum’s collection contains more than 400 works of art and more than 1200 documentaries are kept in its videotheque.

The art centre established by Mark Soosaar is extremely important in the cultural life of Pärnu.

Interesting facts!

The international exhibition of nudes Man and Woman has become a tradition of the museum.

The Pärnu Film Festival where international documentaries compete with each other and new Estonian documentaries are introduced has been held twenty three times now.

Address: Esplanaadi 10, Pärnu
Phone: +372 443 0772
FAX +372 443 0774
E-mail: muuseum@chaplin.ee
Website: www.chaplin.ee

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Aqua park of Tervise Paradiis Hotel

Description: The water park offers interesting activities for grown-ups and the young, for beginners and experienced water lovers.

The more courageous visitors can use a 4 metre diving platform, and the depth of water underneath is 4 metres.

Everyone riding the tube slides or torrential mountain rivers will definitely get a good shot of adrenaline.

There are also pools, Jacuzzis, waterfalls and saunas, the Aqua bar, an outdoor heated pool (open in winter too!), a summer terrace and a bar waiting for you in the water park.

The attractions of the water park allow everyone to be active – from a toddler to the elderly. The spiral staircase will take you to the 11-metre high starting platform with four tube slides.

The longest of the slides is 85 metres long. The Black slide has been equipped with visual effects to build up emotions.

The shortest slide is meant for young children. The visitors sliding in tubes will not land in the pool, but safety channel.

Address: Side 14, Pärnu
Phone: +372 445 1666
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E-mail: sales@spa.ee
Website: www.terviseparadiis.ee

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Soomaa National Park

Description: The national park was established in 1993 to protect a pristine area of bogs and marshes, species-rich meadows and a variety of forests.

Its diverse nature, unique suspension bridge, distinctive boat culture and five seasons have made it a very popular attraction.

The Soomaa National Park visitors centre in Kõrtsi-Tõramaa has a permanent exhibition and computer programmes designed for visitors.

The most popular sights in the national park are the Ruunaraipe meadows, the beaver trail, the Riisa bog trail, the Mulgi hay fields, the Oksa complex, the Latvia viewing platform, the Meiekose study trail and campsite, the Ingatsi trail and viewing tower and its suspension bridges.

Address: Kõrtsi-Tõramaa talu, Tipu küla, Kõpu vald, Viljandi maakond
Phone: +372 435 7164
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E-mail: soomaa.teabepunkt@rmk.ee
Website: www.soomaa.ee

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Tori Horse Stud

Tori Horse Breeding Farm is the oldest of its kind in Estonia that started operating in Estonia and it still breeds Estonian and Tori horses and also shows guests around.

In the course of the tour, you can visit the beautiful stables that belong to the Tori Manor ensemble built in 1862 and take a look at the everyday life of the farm.

You ride in the farm’s yard, a manège or on the beautiful Tori landscapes. You can go either horseback riding or a ride in horse-drawn carriage.

A 2-3 hour trip to the nature with horses where you can also have a picnic, or going to the forest in a horse-drawn sleigh in winter to take food to wild animals are also interesting experiences.

Address: Pärnu maantee 11, Tori alevik, Tori vald
Phone: +372 503 1892
E-mail: info@torihobune.ee
Website: www.torihobune.ee

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St Elisabeth Church Parnu

Description: Eliisabet’s Church – Elisabeth Church, inaugurated in 1750, is the most outstanding sacral building of the Baroque period in Estonia.

The beautiful church in the centre of Pärnu invites you to step in and look around to see a pulpit in the Neo-Gothic style from the middle of the 19th century, the altar and the altarpiece “Resurrection”.

One of the best organs in Estonia is in Eliisabet’s Church and the place is popular as a concert hall among music lovers.

Interesting to know!

The church got its name from Russian Empress Jelizaveta thanks to whom the congregation got a Lutheran church.

Address: Nikolai 22, Pärnu
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Baltic-Nordic Harmonica Festival 2010

Baltic-Nordic Harmonica 2010
VIII International Harmonica Festival
Numerous concerts take place in the city. Festival has become popular among both young and elderly citizens and visitors.  One of the summer top events in Parnu.

Baltic-Nordic Harmonica 2010

is being held for the ninth time in Pärnu, from July 30 to August 1. The festival is popular and attracts many visitors.
There have been harmonica players from Nordic and Baltic countries as well as from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, England, Italy, USA and France.
The special guest of the festival this year is the quartet Fata Morgana (Netherlands) and the virtuoso Jean-Louis Emmenecker (France), Jantso Jokelin (Finland), Karl Madis and Tõnu Aare along with the legendary band Apelsin
website : http://www.piccolo.ee/