Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik

Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik

Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik
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Dating from the fourteenth century, this beautiful church boasts a splendid interior with a suspended pulpit, carved wooden pews and altar and the not-to-be-missed, azure-faced wall clock (circa 1684) on the outer wall.
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Church I saw when visiting the Market Square
    The Square was a little crowded when I first visited it. This church attracted my attention due to its prominent location, high steeple, beautiful stained - glass windows, and a clock outside. Recommended to visit it!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 May 2023
  • S L
    Bristol, United Kingdom101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a detour
    I visited during the 3rd week of June when a music recital was taking place. The church and the music were beautifu. However sadly let down by the man taking payment who was totally rude and unfriendly. The old outside clock is worth seeing too.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 July 2023
  • chrissieb94
    Dorset, United Kingdom2,096 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special Church
    The Holy Spirit Church or Holy Ghost Church was built in the early 13th century. The tower has been reconstructed twice after fires in 1684 and 2002. The galleries inside are very decorative with scenes from the Bible. There is a commemorative plaque next to the altar in memory of British sailors who gave their lives in the British Campaign in the Baltic (1918-19). We were lucky to be able to attend a concert by the duo Rondellus who played a variety of old instruments. The church visit and concert were very special indeed!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a rather underwhelming church, located a two minute stroll from the central town hall square.
The ancient clock is lovely, though.
Written 27 October 2023
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chrissieb94
Dorset, UK2,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Holy Spirit Church or Holy Ghost Church was built in the early 13th century. The tower has been reconstructed twice after fires in 1684 and 2002. The galleries inside are very decorative with scenes from the Bible. There is a commemorative plaque next to the altar in memory of British sailors who gave their lives in the British Campaign in the Baltic (1918-19). We were lucky to be able to attend a concert by the duo Rondellus who played a variety of old instruments. The church visit and concert were very special indeed!
Written 29 August 2023
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S L
Bristol, UK101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I visited during the 3rd week of June when a music recital was taking place. The church and the music were beautifu. However sadly let down by the man taking payment who was totally rude and unfriendly. The old outside clock is worth seeing too.
Written 6 July 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
This is a very nice old church. It seems older than the other churches in the city. It has wood floors and a lot of detail in the interior woodwork. It’s smaller. And you do have to pay to go in.
Written 13 June 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The Square was a little crowded when I first visited it. This church attracted my attention due to its prominent location, high steeple, beautiful stained - glass windows, and a clock outside. Recommended to visit it!
Written 21 May 2023
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fluffymonkey
Worcester, UK3,284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Its unassuming size and place in the town belies its importance as it was here that the very first sermons were given in the Estonian language after the Reformation, and where i believe the church's pastor of the time translated and published what is thought to be the first book in Estonian.
What is most likely to catch your eye if you don't go inside the church is the exquisite carved clock on the exterior, the figures in each corner represent the four gospels.
Written 26 April 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,674 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We passed by it several times because it’s near the main square in The Old Town. It’s from 14th century. It has plain white walls outside but also an interesting painted clock. It’s worth a visit.
Written 1 December 2022
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William S
Clinton, NJ393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Having experienced most of our travel in Western Europe, the US and Asia, we found the interior of this church quite attractive and engaging. The altar, pulpit, choir and layout were unique and worth a 15-30 minute detour.
Written 1 November 2022
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
What an amazing place. The old painted clock on the outside is incredible. The interiors take the brreathe away. it is not a large chuch but the carvings and paintings inside can match any museum. just stunning.
Written 25 June 2022
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midway42
Georgia3,107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
While there are several other churches in the Old Town that appear front-and-center in most guide books, this building with a plain, white washed exterior is a deceptive gem. I unknowingly passed by here probably a half dozen times before considering entrance. After paying a very reasonable entrance fee of 2 Euros, I was ushered inside by the cashier. I immediately realized I was alone and had the entire space to myself. I spent the next hour exploring both levels of the church including the altar, stained glass windows, choir, organ, and unique two-aisled nave. An organ performance the next evening rounded out the experience with pieces by Bach, Vasks, and Langlais.

My visit here was significant for two reasons. First, the importance of the church in Estonian history was notable as the title indicates; I also found out that the first extracts of the catechism published in Estonian were printed here in 1535. Second, the seclusion of the experience was, for lack of a more sophisticated word, special. Although this church doesn’t have the literal and figurative elevation of the Toompea duo (Niguliste and Dome churches) or the towering steeple of St. Olaf’s, it does appeal to those who prefer their religious moments in simpler terms.

A recommended visit, especially in the early morning when crowds and noise are at a minimum.
Written 26 May 2022
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