Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik

Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik

Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik
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Dating from the fourteenth century, this beautiful church boasts a splendid interior with a suspended pulpit, carved wooden pews and altar and the not-to-be-missed, azure-faced wall clock (circa 1684) on the outer wall.
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The Square was a little crowded when I first visited it. This church attracted my attention due to its prominent location, high steeple, beautiful stained - glass windows, and a clock outside. Recommended to visit it!
Written May 21, 2023
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chrissieb94
Dorset, UK3,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Holy Spirit Church or Holy Ghost Church was built in the early 13th century. The tower has been reconstructed twice after fires in 1684 and 2002. The galleries inside are very decorative with scenes from the Bible. There is a commemorative plaque next to the altar in memory of British sailors who gave their lives in the British Campaign in the Baltic (1918-19). We were lucky to be able to attend a concert by the duo Rondellus who played a variety of old instruments. The church visit and concert were very special indeed!
Written August 29, 2023
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Scottloves2golf
Heber City, UT339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It is amazing to think that not too many years ago all of these churches were property of the Soviet Union and there were no services being held here. We went in the middle of an organ practice and it was wonderful. I am so happy for the freedom of religion.
Written February 15, 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We passed by it several times because it’s near the main square in The Old Town. It’s from 14th century. It has plain white walls outside but also an interesting painted clock. It’s worth a visit.
Written December 1, 2022
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fluffymonkey
Worcester, UK3,680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Its unassuming size and place in the town belies its importance as it was here that the very first sermons were given in the Estonian language after the Reformation, and where i believe the church's pastor of the time translated and published what is thought to be the first book in Estonian.
What is most likely to catch your eye if you don't go inside the church is the exquisite carved clock on the exterior, the figures in each corner represent the four gospels.
Written April 26, 2023
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We had passed this Church several times before it jumped out and said come in. Glad we did. The inside is respectfully decorated and adorned with many wooden sculptures, wooden decor and paintings. Has a special feeling not like other churches witnessed in this area. Yes, The clock outside makes a statement too. Look closely to then center you will see a small square door when you see it in person ask what it is. (little surprises are good)
Written February 17, 2015
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gecko77
Coventry, UK1,046 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This church is the oldest in Tallinn and is well worth the 1 euro charge to get in. It has an old clock on the outside near the entrance and inside the balconies are painted in a beautiful way with scenes from the bible. These pictures around the church are known as the "paupers bible". During our visit to the church we were also rewarded with a lovely mini concert with a singer and the organ. It was really lovely to listen to the church fill with music.
Written August 6, 2008
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NorthEastnostromo
Stockton-on-Tees, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is easily the best church in Tallinn - if you only visit one then make it this one. Make sure to go up the stairs to the next level.
Written October 11, 2019
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YO_LOOK_AT_ME
San Antonio, TX2,914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I wasn't sure what to expect but this church was interesting enough; the spiral stairs up to the second level area was interesting and many of the artifacts within the church were of interest. It’s a bit hit or miss when it comes to visiting a church; some are free and some have a entrance fee. To enter this church, it was $1.50€ and you can tell the church is in need of funds for upkeep, so I really didn't have an issue with this. I was surprised to see another tourist about have a "fit" due to the entrance fee. In the grand scheme of things, $1.50€ is very reasonable.
Written August 4, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,394 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Although i did not enter the church, the clock on the outside wall is well worth looking at. It is located opposite the Great Guild Hall and the church began construction in the 13th century. Christian Ackermann carved the clock in the late 17th century and is well worth taking a few minutes to look at it.
Written June 21, 2019
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