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Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik

Puehavaimu 2, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 644 1487
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Dating from the fourteenth century, this beautiful church boasts a splendid interior with a suspended pulpit, carved wooden pews and altar and the not-to-be-missed, azure-faced wall clock (circa 1684) on the outer wall.
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Puehavaimu 2, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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+372 644 1487
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"stained glass"
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"british sailors"
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"wooden interior"
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"main altar"
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"entrance fee"
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"oldest clock"
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"astronomical clock"
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"tower bell"
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"wall clock"
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"wonderful paintings"
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"organ music"
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"holy ghost"
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"who lost their lives"
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"worth a visit"
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"small exhibition"
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"old town"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mysterious place where you feel the spirit of the past. We heard the organ rehearsal, it was fantastic!

Thank Вера Т
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very missable. Nothing much to see. Look more interesting from outside than from inside. The girl at the reception was very friendly and helpful.

Thank TheGreatestNomad
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The small Church of the Holy Spirit, that is located in the old town district of Tallinn, Estonia has a simple but really beautiful medieval architecture and according Wikipedia started to be built sometime during the first half of the 13th century. You will need...More

Thank Discovering D
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

With its bright white facade and atmosphere of many centuries it is a wonderful holy place to visit. The stepwise gable leading to the lovely hexagonal tower is marvellous. Interior wise is redolent of its longevity. The main altar is exceptional and the exquisite panels...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

didnt have time to go inside but the building is stunning and en route to the square so you will see it as you pass a wonderful clock and elegant structure

Thank weller_katrina
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

There’s a small entrance fee to pay but it’s worth it to see this quaint old church with its lovely spiral staircases leading up to the galleries. An organist started to play while I was there which added to the experience. Not the most stunning...More

Thank fmck49
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This church built in the 13th cent with wonderful paintings on wood for the gallery is the jewel of Tallinn. In the chancel are memorials for the help which the British gave the Estonians on the founding of their nation in 1919. On the outside...More

Thank rodneycs
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Extraordinary collection of paintings and stained glass. Stunning altar tryptic by Bernt Notke. Above all though was the intense sense of the history of this place and all it must have witnessed through its 900 years. The longer we lingered the more unusual things we...More

Thank Lavarcham
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the short free concert very much. Neat old church. I'm happy to pay a small entry fee to help maintain this historic building.

Thank maryfrances100
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

It's a church. In Tallinn. One of many. That's about it. Just next to is a tacky souvenir shop. What else... Went inside for free during an organ concert. I forgot how boring organ music can be. Somehow I was expecting Bach's Toccata and Fugue...More

Thank Jaka Z
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