Red Tower

The Red Tower

Hommiku tänav 11, Pärnu linn, Pärnu 80011
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The Red Tower is a part of the medieval fortress of Pärnu, a prison tower built in the Southeastern corner of the city wall in the 15th century. It is the only defensive tower of the Hanseatic town of New-Pärnu that has been preserved. This granite tower got its name from the brick that used to line the inside and outside of the tower. In the 17th century, the tower had four storeys and a prison cell that was 6 metres deep. Three storeys have been preserved. In the 19th century, the building was renovated into the town archives, but the building served a number of different purposes over the following century. Affiliate of the Pärnu Museum is open in the Red tower, complementing the main exhibition of the museum with a modern panorama cinema and introducing the medieval town.

Features and amenities


Paid parking
Site lighting
Seminar room
Information boards
Activities for children


Additional services

Visitor centre

Upon presentation of ITIC card
Upon presentation of ISIC card

Getting there

You can enter the courtyard of the Red Tower through the gate at Hommiku Street. From the open gate you can see the courtyard gallery, step right ahead and on the other end of the courtyard you will see the Red Tower. If the tower already has a group visiting, there will be sign stating that next to the door. Thank you for your patience – as the building is old, a limited number of people is allowed to the tower at a time.

Nearby stops

Bus: Bussijaam, Teater


Sealed access road
By public transport
By car

Times and prices


Wednesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Adult 6.00€
Family ticket 12.00€
Pensioner 3.00€
University student 3.00€
School student 3.00€