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I thought this church was beautiful from the outside, and it's sitting in a quiet and peaceful part of Toompea Hill. Unfortunately I was not permitted inside as a private service was taking place, but having read other reviews here I will certainly have a...More
This plain white church was begun in the 13th century originally as a Catholic Church but became Lutheran after the Reformation. Religion as a whole declined during the Soviet occupation with people now claiming to be more spiritual than religious. The interior of the church...More
From the exterior, you'd not expect too much (although it is not ugly, by any means), but enter into St. Mary's and you find yourself in one of the most beautiful, quietly dignified, churches you'll ever encounter. The interiors are filled with beautiful wooden carvings,...More
If you only visit one church in Tallinn, you should make this one your choice. The exterior is plain but beautiful, but the interior is just mind blowing, full of incredible monuments, stunning pews and a pulpit, really a joy.
St Mary is the white church that is situated atop the Toompea/Cathedral Hill. As pointed out by other reviewers, it has an usual interior but it is another beautiful church to visit when you are in Tallinn.
Very interesting boxes for some of the congregation, presumably the most important members. Very detailed coats of arms adorn the walls, to remember the family members buried in the church. There was to be an organ recital, so we could not visit the whole church.