St. Olaf’s Church
St. Olaf’s Church
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**This place is temporarily closed** 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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Southside Travels
Glasgow, UK1,851 contributions
Solo
Climb the tower !!
5€ admission to climb the tower Narrow winding stairs to the top but great 360° view you get when you finally get there !!
Well worth the effort!!
Written 15 September 2022
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Ilias_t_t
Athens, Greece184 contributions
The stairs to go up might "kill" you. But even if the don't, they'll kill your legs. But it's worth it. The problem is if you meet someone else while going up. The view is great. You get to see the town of Tallinn in a 360° view.
Written 22 August 2022
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sillyslugs
Waynesburg, PA108 contributions
When I first walked in and paid the 5 euro to enter, I didn't know what I was paying for. There is an incredible, winding staircase that just keeps going. At the top, there is a wooden ladder-like staircase that takes you to a thin walkway that provides beautiful views of the city. I didn't realize there were folding chairs halfway up, or I would have used them. The climb is a real workout but worth it. Nowhere else do you find a view like this.
Written 11 August 2022
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Ville J
Kokkola, Finland49 contributions
It's a pretty cool looking medieval church. You will get a great view of the old town. Be prepared to climb the old stairs.
Written 8 August 2022
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK719 contributions
The church inside is very much on the less is more spectrum. The real treat is the tower. Yes it is a long and exhausting climb but it is completely worth it. The views across Tallinn and out to the sea is incredible. Well worth doing and just be prepared for the exercise.
Written 25 June 2022
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Sylvia DrSoul Fernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico9,499 contributions
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I got in the church, bought some keychains to cooperate and a ticket to go up the tower (a must for the fit 😄). Then had the opportunity to hear the organ playing because the person was practicing 🎉. Then as I was going up to thr obervarion area 230 something steps I "bumped" into an adult and some children. The man asked me if I wanted to go into one of the areas of the tower with them because he was giving a provate tour to the children and of course I said yes!! It turned out to be the pastor of the church!! He was so kind and so where the children, it turns out his child was part of the group. When I asked about church services to attend he said Sunday was a special day with chior and of course I will go!! An amazing experience! 🙌🏻🎉🎊
Written 9 June 2022
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Orabi
Doha, Qatar516 contributions
View from the tower is spectacular. I am not that fit or sporty person but I took the 200 something steps to the observation platform in just 2 shoots with just one break for a couple of minutes. Very recommended to have a 360 amazing view from above all over the city
Written 20 May 2022
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,502 contributions
If you don't climb the tower to see views of the city, there's no point of entering, as the church is very plain from the inside.
Written 29 August 2020
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Simo K
Tampere, Finland62 contributions
A Beautifull and quite massive building. The inside is nice. It goes with a wonderful history of the spiritual revival in soviet days. Ask your guide to tell you about it if you have one. The best thing about it that there are still activities that you can take part in. I believe that there are public meetings on Sundays at 10 am and 12 pm. The attendance in those services is great. I recommend checking it out.
Written 10 August 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
The Church is one of the oldest buildings in Tallinn (it was built back in the XII century, before the Danish invasion). It is seen from almost any place in the Old Cirty. We did not plan to go inside, but for some reasons did. Do yourself a favor and walk up (appr. 300 steps) to het a very different view of Tallinn - great experience.
Written 23 May 2020
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