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Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a burial place for noble families since the 13th century.
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Toom-Kooli 6, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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+372 644 4140
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Reviewed yesterday

WE came across St.Mary's pretty much church by accident,as it is quite small and hidden away by surrounding buildings. We decided to go in, and could enjoy it's simple and historic beauty.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank fiona07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

Thank J H H
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A historical place, one of those which define the city's magic. Tombs of several really famous persons from Tallinn and you can go to top of the tower to see the best view of the entire old town

Thank George A
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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.

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 31 August 2018

It is a bit sad that the Baltic States do not receive the publicity they certainly deserve. Tallinn is a charming city and this church just adds to the charm. Take some time and visit this church

Thank Emmaus_PAFisherman1
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank KingL331
Reviewed 27 August 2018

An imposing building that dominates the area with its huge spired tower, not as colourful as others but impressive none the less

Thank Zhukov
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank sheffieldeats
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