St. Olaf’s Church

St. Olaf’s Church, Tallinn

St. Olaf’s Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Observation Decks & Towers • Churches & Cathedrals
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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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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,429 contributions
Not a lot to see inside
Sep 2019
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
Great building and nice sunday service
Jul 2020
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
Unexpected View
Jun 2019
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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Toby L
Calne, UK401 contributions
Look up!
Feb 2020 • Friends
One of the previous title holders of tallest building on earth.. this church is incredibly striking to see and is worth a visit, even if you are only able to view from the outside.

There were plenty of tours around discussing the history, although you can always google your way through the world if you’re on a budget :)
Written 29 February 2020
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Daniel HK
Savsjo, Sweden348 contributions
Great view!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Located a good bit up the hill. You get a great view over Tallinn here and there is tours arranged. Must visit!
Written 1 February 2020
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_bonniewittig
Region of Waterloo, Canada2 contributions
Amazing views
May 2019
We did a Baltic Cruise in 2019
We knew nothing about this church prior to arriving in Tallinn
When we saw this church and the opportunity to climb the tower I had to do it
It was an interesting climb
Narrow space with narrow stone steps and people coming down as well as ascending
It was a little crazy at times but reall cool as well
The views from the top were amazing
Well worth the climb
Although the climb was totally amazing as well
Do it when u r there
It adds to the adventure!!!
Written 19 January 2020
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,334 contributions
Under renovation
Oct 2019
Duing our visit in October, unfortunately the church was under renovation which access of any sort into and around the building was prohibited. Hence 'Average' review, what was good was that it was walking distance (10-15min) from the ferry harbour.
Written 11 January 2020
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Henry
Havant, UK518 contributions
Was worth it for the Christmas atmosphere
Dec 2019 • Family
Very plain walled church that was once the tallest building in the world. It is usually possible to climb the spire but was closed this winter. Went in when it was busy on a Sunday, a small concert was going on. The organ is relatively small for the size of the building, it is also interestingly split in to three sections of pews.
Written 27 December 2019
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Dorrith Z
Helvoirt, The Netherlands2,033 contributions
nice simple church
May 2019
Saint Olav's church is a nice and simple church. What is interesting that's said that the former KGB used its spire as a surveillance point and radio tower
Written 22 December 2019
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK710 contributions
Under repair
Nov 2019
Unfortunately this impressive looking church was closed for renovation when we visited Tallinn however the exterior of the building is attractive and the history interesting.
Written 29 November 2019
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