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Oleviste Church

Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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Originally built in 1250 and considered the tallest building in Europe during the Middle Ages, this city landmark is now used by both Baptist and Methodist congregations.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are not going up the tower, it is not worth it. It is so small anyways, nevertheless it looks good

Thank Amr G
Reviewed 2 days ago

You basically cannot miss it as it is visible from everywhere. Unfortunately visiting time was unclear and could not climb the tower.

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 6 days ago

Holy Cow! This climb to the top is tough but it's well worth it. The view of Tallinn is beautiful. Go early if you can because it gets crowded.

Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oleviste Church is a great place to visit if you want to see Tallinn from above. It offers a 360 view of the city. I have to say that the only way up is a Stone Spiral Staircase, which can be challenging. I think it...More

Thank Kostas R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this church on accident, as we saw people on the top of a tower balcony, and made out way in that direction. We paid to climb the stairs all the way to the top of the steeple, and boy was it scary...More

Thank Brittany B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a MUST walk by location but the church is one of the oldest in Estonia. Not highly recommended.

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Nice old church, dark inside and with minimal internal decoration, which I think adds to the atmosphere. There's the option (at small extra cost) to go up the tower, but I wasn't quite up to that!

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Very old church. If you feel adventurous head up the stair to the top. These stairs are not just ordinary stairs, trust me. Made of stone, all different sizes and shapes and very steep . When you get to the top, while I was totally...More

Thank enid F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The huge queue was waiting for tickets for access up the tower so we decided against it. Entry to the church was free. At first it seemed very plain and unremarkable but on reflection, the simplicity and ancient history did make it memorable.

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 2 October 2017

As everyone says, the view is spectacular after a steep climb. But I went in late afternoon, and the lighting was bad for taking pictures of the old town. The sun was over the old town, which made it impossible to get a good photo...More

Thank pbutler5000
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Scott O
16 November 2015|
Response from Aleksandr T | Reviewed this property |
Good evening! Free entrance to the church, but entrance to the tower - 2.00 EUR (at least it was in the end of 2015).
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