Churches/ Cathedrals in Tallinn

Churches & Cathedrals in Tallinn, Estonia

Churches & Cathedrals in Tallinn

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  • Daniel R
    Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
    In the lower town you could find this majestic chuck wich its tower could be seeing from every part of the city thanks to its 124 metres high.

    It's a mandatory visit on your trip and you will not be disappointed because the views are one of the best in the city and inside is magnificent. Get up to the top could be difficult, and and tough time but it worth it.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • Zwreviews
    Belfast, UK60 contributions
    Great place to visit. The building itself was beautiful. It was free to visit (donations asked for). The tower wasn’t free but I had a my Tallinn Card pre purchased meaning I didn’t have to pay to go up. The stairs were steep and difficult to climb so not recommended for anyone with mobility issues. The view from the top of the tower was stunning. Well worth the 200+ steps!
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Mike J
    Chepstow, UK833 contributions
    It is interesting to see so many different denomination churches in what is to all intents an atheist state. The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul with it’s squat tower and impressive interior is well worth a visit and is situated close to the old town square. It also has a monastery that costs a few Euros and this allows you access into a fine interior courtyard and some ancient treasures.

    Written 29 November 2019
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  • JumeirahJenny
    Columbus, OH616 contributions
    The chapel is quite beautiful to look at. The architecture is very unique and unusual. The area outside of the church has benches available to sit and relax or just gaze at the church.

    There is no cost to enter the church, however there is a donation box.
    Written 8 September 2019
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines21,270 contributions
    Came across this beautiful wooden church while walking to the supermarket but it was a pity it was closed. Apparently it was constructed by Russian sailors over 200 years ago.
    Written 19 June 2019
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  • Zhukov
    Inverness, UK465 contributions
    On the edge of the Old Town on the way to the Ocvupation museum from Freedom Square. One of many religious churches and cathedrals in Tallinn
    Written 3 September 2018
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  • Jaasma
    Richmond, TX19 contributions
    This Methodist Church in Tallin, Estonia demonstrates that the Germans and Soviets, who occupied their homeland from 1940 - 44 (Germans) and 1944 - 1991 (Soviets) could not dampen there faith, even though the people lived a very difficult life of suspicion, torture, incarceration, deportation and even death. Churches were turned into museums of Atheism, Art Schools, hospitals and even storehouses. Latvia and Lithuania suffered the same fate. This Methodist church is the largest modern church in Estonia.
    Written 27 August 2018
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  • Simo K
    Tampere, Finland62 contributions
    The first time I visited synagogue from the inside. This one was really impressive and beautiful. The guide did his job well to give many details about the building and history. I highly recommend it.
    Written 21 July 2020
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  • George
    Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
    This neo-Gothic style church at the heart of the city on Freedom Square was completed in 1867. It is dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist.
    Written 9 September 2018
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  • QuickWhitTravel
    Washington DC, DC4,068 contributions
    Tallinn is not very big, but we did have to hunt a bit to find this church. It seems closed to the public, at least at non-church times, so you just have to take it in from the outside.
    Written 12 August 2016
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  • Big_Jeff_Leo
    St Helens, UK20,972 contributions
    This is actually the oldest of the many churches in Tallinn. The Cathedral has a number of highlights including the splendid organ and the many monuments inside. Of note is the carving detail of Sophia's grave monument which is outstanding. The Baroque Pulpit is also worth a look and the adjoining family pulpits are of interest, particularly in that they used their respective wealth to put themselves in a more prominent position above the rest of the congregation, which is not really the Christian thing to do!. Overall it is well worth the few Euro's entry fee.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This centuries-old church on Rüütli street of the Tallinn Old Town has been an important religious and spiritual home for generations of Estonian Swedes. A Swedish-speaking minority with a congregation has existed in Tallinn since the Middle Ages.

    This building has originally been completed in 1531 as a hospital and an almshouse for the city's poor, but in 1733 it was given to the Swedish congregation, which had been left without its own church since the Great Northern War.

    The church is quite modest looking from the street. It should not be confused with the more striking Niguliste Church located nearby.

    The church was closed on our visit and we couldn't see the beautiful interior. The best time to get in is Sundays when there are services in Swedish at 12 pm. Or book a concert ticket. Due to its good acoustics, this church is a popular concert venue.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This small church was built between the 15th and 18th centuries.

    It has a quite strange location all the skyscrapers go up around it.

    The gate was locked and we couldn't see the interior.
    Written 2 February 2020
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  • DrKatieRN
    Bayside, NY1,462 contributions
    Visited on a walking tour of Old Town. The church is notable for its classic Russian “onion shaped” spires. The Church has services for the Russian population. There are no seats inside. Churchgoers stand for the 1.5 hour service. Women all had their heads covered. There are women serving in a small shop selling religious items. No photos are permitted inside the Church.
    Written 13 May 2019
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