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Oleviste Church

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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All reviews tallest building in the world narrow spiral staircase afraid of heights tower view worth the climb old town viewing platform stone steps awesome views worth the effort small fee take pictures entrance fee toompea hill euros steeple rope
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

At the end of the street where our hotel was, we found St Olav's Church. We knew we could look around the church and for 3 Euros each, could climb the tower for spectacular views over the city. 250, I repeat 250 steps to climb....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lesley R
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The 124-meters high gothic steeple of St. Olaf’s Church was completed in the early 16th century and made the church one of the tallest buildings in the world. Throughout the church's history lightning has hit the spire repeatedly, completely burning down the structure three times....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed October 18, 2018

From the top of the church you will see all Tallinn. This is a best view in the city - MUST SEE. The upstairs is rather difficult, be careful and dont hurry

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I high recommended to visit this church and the tower in Tallinn old city . In the church you can relax with amazing music

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 145issam
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The interior of the church must be the plainest of any church I’ve ever visited. The interior walls are white, with virtually no decoration. The atmosphere inside was surprisingly calm. I didn’t attempt the tower climb, but its entrance fee of €3.00 was a reasonable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard A
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I was so exciting that i decided to go top of the St Olaf church. You can see all beauty of tallinn from here. It has more than 200 stairs but when you reach to top there is wonderful view.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

250 or so steps to the viewing platform on the tower of Oleviste church are well worth the effort. They are a bit uneven and it's fairly tight, but people can still pass each other on the way up or down. The views are second...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The church itself is nice too but what really blew my mind was the church tower. You can climb through a tight spiral staircase up to 60 metres from which there is awesome view to the city. Toompea hill, from which there are also great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

A great view from the top of the church tower. Absolutely worth the climb and the 2 euro charge. Beautiful view of the old town - and rest of Tallinn

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Line Norlyk P
Reviewed October 8, 2018

One of the first places we saw as we entered the old town was this church with the very high spire, found out later it was once the tallest building in Europe. Not open early in the morning so put it on the list for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 16, 2015|
Response from Aleksandr T | Reviewed this property |
Good evening! Free entrance to the church, but entrance to the tower - 2.00 EUR (at least it was in the end of 2015).
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