Kihnu Tuletorn

Western Estonia & the Islands

Constructed in parts shipped from England in 1864, this 29m-high lighthouse flashes at passing ships from the southern extremity of Pitkänä peninsula. In summer you can climb to the top to enjoy the views.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Western Estonia & the Islands attractions

1. Kihnu Museum

2.53 MILES

You can learn more about Kihnu Jõnn (the locally famous skipper who sailed all the world's oceans) and the island's unique history and culture at this…

2. St Nicholas' Orthodox Church

2.54 MILES

The islanders are among the minority of ethnic Estonians who adhere to the Russian Orthodox religion. This pretty little church at the centre of the…

3. Pärnu Beach

27.13 MILES

Pärnu’s long, broad, sandy beach – sprinkled with volleyball courts, pop-up bars, cafes and changing cubicles – is the city’s main draw in summer. A…

4. Museum of New Art

27.53 MILES

Pärnu's former Communist Party headquarters now houses one of Estonia's edgiest cultural spaces, established in 1992 as the country's first museum of…

5. Tallinn Gate

27.54 MILES

The outline of the 17th-century, star-shaped Swedish ramparts that once surrounded old Pärnu can still be discerned on maps. The one remaining section and…

6. St Elizabeth’s Lutheran Church

27.68 MILES

Consecrated in 1750, this dignified, rust-coloured Lutheran church was named for Russian Empress Yelizaveta Petrovna, who gifted Pärnu's Lutherans 8000…

7. St Catherine’s Orthodox Church

27.69 MILES

Built in 1768, this superb baroque church is named after Russian empress Catherine the Great, while also name-checking the early Christian martyr. If it's…

8. Town Hall

27.74 MILES

This 1797 neoclassical building now houses the tourist office and a small gallery space. Also note the half-timbered 'Citizen's Residence', dating from…