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Oleviste Church

Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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Reviewed yesterday

This is supposed to be one of the highlights of Tallinn, but the interior is disappointing (unless perhaps you climb the tower for which there is a charge).

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is no shortage of old churches in old Europe. I don't want to say this is just one more, but it's character may make it unique among its peers. A popular tourist attraction but it is still used as a place of worship.

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely would recommend climbing the 258 steps to the tower if you physically can. Did not find it that difficult. The views are spectacular!

Thank maapar
Reviewed 4 days ago

You have to walk up a narrow spiral staircase (like very many of these old church towers)... and mind the people coming in the opposite direction you need to squeeze past each other :-) But at the top is a view of Tallinn that is...More

Thank Akaasha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you manage to climb all those stairs to the top, you are awarded with a great view over the town and the wider area around Tallinn. Believed to be once the tallest building in (at least) Europe it gives you a sense of what...More

Thank antifreund
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are walking from the ferry terminal to old town - it would be efficient to plan to stop here on your way, because this church is right on your way into old town. It's 3 euros to go up to the top of...More

1  Thank Melody V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for many centuries the tallest building in Europe the old times Shard(London) has a majestic touch and helps you to enjoy the view from the top on sunny summer days. one of the best examples of gothic and visible from every direction, kindly greeting the...More

Thank katriq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing 360 view of Tallinn once you get to the top. The steps aren't terribly difficult but I wouldn't suggest it for someone who has stability issues or cannot walk long distances (there isn't many resting places on the way up). Definitely worth the 3€

Thank Kristina P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The climb up the church tower is well worth the time and energy. The steps are relatively uniform and there is space to pass people who are going the opposite direction. There is a nice stopping point about half way up to rest. Once at...More

Thank rdholler
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great views of the old city of Tallinn! Wonderful opportunity for taking photos! But remember it is a long way up the spiral staircase to the top!

Thank LuigiKravato
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Scott O
how much does it cost to go inside the church?
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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Можно ли подняться на башню зимой?
2 February 2015|
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Response from Next2208 | Reviewed this property |
На официальном сайте Олевисте информация не изменилась: действительно, в зимний период смотровая площадка закрыта, а открыта с апреля по октябрь.
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