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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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"tallest building in the world"
in 17 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 19 reviews
"degree view"
in 8 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 12 reviews
"narrow steps"
in 6 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 20 reviews
"old town"
in 107 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 18 reviews
"long climb"
in 5 reviews
"awesome views"
in 7 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 12 reviews
"small fee"
in 9 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"toompea hill"
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"tower"
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Reviewed yesterday

For some time it was the tallest building in the word so it's no wonder it looks quite impressive. The interior is spartan but there is a beautiful atmosphere inside.

Thank Doru C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

St. Olaf's is a large church, starkly decorated inside in the simple, reformation tradition. Many tourists visit to go up the tower for the view of the old city, but it's worth taking a few minutes to wander through the church itself, which has a...More

Thank LMOverby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So fun to walk around and picture not only how lovely the church is, but also to learn of the rich history. To think of all the people who entered those walls is really cool. Nice to keep old churches and buildings.

Thank bcasey1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

being on a cruise tour we were able to record the wonderfull interior of this church. it is also a peaceful haven if you want to take a few minutes reflection

Thank chris c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is a site to see when in Tallinn and if you can, climb the tower (3 Euros). It is a way to see the city at it's best.

Thank MomBarbara
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the lungs and legs to climb 263 norrow stone steps to the tower of St. Olafs church then you have to go there and do this. The view from there will compensate the climbing. Breathtaking view of all Tallinn.

Thank Savvas_Dr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special, very sober inside, is not a place to see absolutely. So not recommended, did not take the tower for the view which might be better, di not want to pay 3 €.

Thank Scorpioyves
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ancient church in the heart of Tallinn's breathtaking Old Town. Reputedly the tallest building in the world in the 16th century. One can pay €3 to climb the 232 steps to the observation deck beneath the steeple. The stone steps are narrow and there's a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Oleviste kirik/St. Olaf's cathedral was the second highest building in medieval Europe for many years. You can climb up to the tower and see Tallinn old town like a postcard. The climb is long and stairs are narrow, but like many towers in Tallinn, it...More

Thank antilsa
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

It was war damaged and has been rebuilt in a more spartan Lutheran style but still very interesting. If you are fit climb the tower but it is still worth visiting

Thank SaraBruxelles
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Scott O
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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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