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Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a burial place for noble families since the 13th century.
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Toom-Kooli 6, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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It was established by the Danes in the 13th century and is the oldest church in Tallinn as well as mainland Estonia. It was the only building in the upper town that survived a 17th century fire. It's worth it to see all the elaborate funereal coats of arms from the 17th to the
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St. Mary's Cathedral (now affiliated with the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) is well worth visiting. The panoply of aristocratic coats of arms decorating the walls of this church reflects centuries of one-upmanship in Tallinn. Each noble family tried to outdo the others
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This church is known as St Mary's Cathedral, but locally the full name is Neitsi Maarja Piiskoplik Toomkirik, and is located close to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This church looks a little plain on the outside compared to the better known cathedral, however all the delights
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I visited the church on a week day shortly after it first opened at 9 am. There were few other tourists. The interior is unique with the family wall hangings as discussed in other reviews. As St. Olaf is closed for renovation, I was really looking forward to climbing the tower
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The Danes probably built a church on Toompea Hill in Tallinn after their conquest of 1219. The current Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn has its origins from 1240, though the tall Gothic building we see today dates primarily from the early 14th century,
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