Peapiiskopi Kirik
Peapiiskopi Kirik
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Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a burial place for noble families since the 13th century.
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This looks like an interesting church from the outside, but there's no justification for the entrance fee, as this is not really a museum, just a church decorated with an eclectic array of decorations.
Written 28 October 2023
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chrissieb94
Dorset, UK2,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
St Mary’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Tallinn, built in the 13th century. It was rebuilt after a fire in the 17th century and is also known as the Dome Church. Inside, on the walls, there are numerous carved decorative wooden coats of arms, epitaphs which date from the 17th-20th centuries. The beautiful pulpit with figures of the apostles, is from 1686. The painted pews with doors, are lovely but don’t look too comfortable! This was probably to ensure you stayed awake during the service! The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Tallinn of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. It is a beautiful cathedral and well worth visiting.
Written 26 August 2023
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Daniel R
Edinburgh, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Beautiful church in the middle of the old time to enjoy the coat of arms collection is impressive and the peace invite you to stay and relax. Near by the Parliament and well connected with the rest of the city.
Written 16 August 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I think it’s the most important church in the city. If you are interested in History, you must go into. It’s worth to pay 2 euros because you can see a beautiful church with about 100 Coat of Arms and you can get to know the history of Estonians. It’s located on Cathedral Hill. Originally a wooden church stood here, then the Dominican monks started building a stone church in 1229. Later it was rebuilt in 15th century. Its tower was rebuilt in baroque style in 1779. It was a burial place for noble families in 13-18 century. I think it’s a wonderful and remarkable church, I liked it very much.
Written 5 December 2022
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Paul R
Bristol, UK47 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
They wanted 2 euros entry fee and I I object to paying to visit a Church - Jesus said freely you have received and so freely give. Ask for donations instead.
Written 28 August 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A wonderful church, established before 1233 and repeatedly rebuilt. There are more than 100 Coat of Arms, made in memorial to dead people, which are wonderfully colorful and intricately designed. It was fun to hike up to the roof which had fantastic views all around! I was in Tallinn on a 9-hour stopover on a Norwegian Getaway 9-day Baltic Cruise during mid-August 2019. I had a 'Tallinn Card', which covered most sights. Rick Steves "Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports" Guidebook was a great help and this sight was part of the self-guided "Tallinn Walk" in the book.
Written 24 April 2020
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Jondoe
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Sadly it was closed, hence the 'poor' rating. Outside was OK, nice piazza and easy to take in on a self-guided tour as on the way from/to other things.
Written 21 January 2020
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
It was established by the Danes in the 13th century and is the oldest church in Tallinn as well as mainland Estonia. It was the only building in the upper town that survived a 17th century fire. It's worth it to see all the elaborate funereal coats of arms from the 17th to the 20th centuries as well as burial stones from the 13th to the 18th centuries.
Written 7 November 2019
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DerAlteBach
Sydney, Australia784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
St. Mary's Cathedral (now affiliated with the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) is well worth visiting.

The panoply of aristocratic coats of arms decorating the walls of this church reflects centuries of one-upmanship in Tallinn. Each noble family tried to outdo the others with respect to the size and the placement of their escutcheon. It's not often that the decoration of a church is amusing.
Written 6 November 2019
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK8,812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This church is known as St Mary's Cathedral, but locally the full name is Neitsi Maarja Piiskoplik Toomkirik, and is located close to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This church looks a little plain on the outside compared to the better known cathedral, however all the delights are on the inside.

Our guide explained that this church has the largest display of Coats of Arms of any church in the world, and it was nice to spend a little time taking in the sights and listening to the impressive organ being played, which certainly added some atmosphere to our visit.

Unlike the Nevsky cathedral, inside this one you can take photos and video. The church also has a viewing tower that offers spectular views over the city, but sadly we didn't have enough time to do that.

If you are visiting the upper old town it is well worth taking time to explore this interesting church.
Written 2 November 2019
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