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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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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinanting to see that in one point of history Oleviste was considered as tallest building in Europe ! Definently come and see it,from the top you can see the panorama of Tallin

Thank Klas J
Reviewed 5 January 2018

A high climb on a narrow staircase built more than half a millennium ago will reward you with excellent views of Tallinn. There's not much room going up or down, and people will pass both ways, uncoordinated (is it 60cm wide? 70?), safety is low...More

Thank ohlnielsen
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The church itself is nothing special I guess, but the thing you must do is climb the tower. Not the easiest thing to do, but doable and worth it :) You will love the view from the top.

Thank Vangelica S
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

was the tallest building in europe at one time and offers the best views of old town but sadly if the tower is closed theres not much to do here. tower is closed during the winter months. which is sad as i was looking to...More

Thank f0nc3c4
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Not being a fan of churches the only reason I went there was for the view and I certainly wasn't disappointed. This is without doubt the best view of the city you can get. The TV tower is higher of course but it is way...More

1  Thank winniepoo38
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is an unadorned yet very impressive church. The alter is simple as is the rest of the church. I would say it is the organ and pulpit that offer a bit grandeur. Built in the 16th century it was named for King Olaf of...More

1  Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017

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 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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
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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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