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Dome Church / St. Mary's Church
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US$20,00*
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Best of Tallinn - 3-hour Private Walking Tour
Ranked #32 of 318 things to do in Tallinn
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Owner description: Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a burial place for noble families since the 13th century.
Reviewed 3 December 2017

for 5 euros the best viewing experience in tallinn,the guide opens up the shutters to a panoramic view of the city.The climb up is quite hard but so worth it.The guide gave us binoculars and showed us the bells in the tower

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The lovely facade, predominantly white, with ornate pinnacle atop a clock, was delightful to see as first sight. It was a felicitous introduction for what lay within.

Heraldry comprising multitudes of coats of arms was the overwhelming feature inside. The walls are festooned with emblems from the 17th century onwards. They make a most dramatic sight. Many illustrious people are entombed here.

Bounded by high pews the nave leading to the altar area is wonderful. The pulpit and its canopy on the left side is ornate.

The rear is dominated by a grand organ and we imagined the fine music emanating when in full play in the atmospheric space.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

The church itself is very nice, if you manage to see an organ concert is even better. But do climb the tower, it gives you a beautiful view over Tallinn.

Thank Elena257
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This church is located close to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the Upper Town area. We were very interested in seeing the interior but when we opened the door the sign stated that tourists should not enter. We did not see any events in the church so was surprised that we could not see the interior. Good luck to future tourists!

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a important landmark in Tallinn. While it is not a particularly ornate church it is still beautiful. The most impressive feature is the alter. It is an unusual work of art. Built with scaffolding, which I think is temporary though not positive! Sill a magnificent picture of Christ on the cross surrounded by statues is awe inspiring. The organ in the loft is also an impressive feature and the vaulted ceiling adds to grandeur. It is worth the two euro. An additional three euro is required to climb the tower.

Thank CATTSAR
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