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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
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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The church it self is nice but not amazing compared to the two on Toompea Hill, however the views you get from climbing the tower is worth it. The tower climb itself can be challenging on your fitness level, it's probably about a 10 minute...More

Thank KBJ22
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here to see the church which inside has nothing special, and we tried to get up on the tower. The view from the tower is really nice especially on the old citt, and you can’t have a nicer view even from toompea hill...but...More

Thank Haway87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is free to go in but you need to pay €3 for climbing up the tower, which is 60m high. It was pretty tiring to climb up the 270+ steps in the spiral staircase but we were rewarded the brilliant view of Tallinn...More

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first church as you enter old town. The steeple is very tall, hard to get in a picture. Love the old wood doors for the entry.

Thank scvrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife likes churches which is fine but she has an unhealthy obsession with churches with a tower that you can climb as I have learned to my cost. This one was quite cheap 3euro and the steps all 238 of them are narrow, uneven...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The square tower dominates the waterfront and best view of old town Tallin. It stands near the fat Margaret defensive tower and the old water front gate to Tallin. It has 282 irregular spiral stone steps and a wooden ladder up to the observation deck....More

Thank Bobbrooksster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Church in itself is nice but the real crowd pleaser is the tower. 3€ admisdiom is not much and it is worth it. The stairs are difficult, not for children. The climb is a nice struggle with the prize being the best view to Old...More

Thank Akuusiniemi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well...I must say the climb up all the stone and wooden steps is worth it. The views are stunning. You get a 360 panoramic observation of the surrounding countryside and birds eye view of the city. The steps are quite uneven and the attraction is...More

Thank damian c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure why this page recommends 1-2 hours for the church... if you can eke out half an hour then you've done well. We didn't go up the tower and whilst the church is perfectly nice, it really isn't something to write home about....More

Thank MarieJanes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oleviste is most famous, gorgeous and wonderful Church of Tallinn...Not so rich decorating, but this modest interior makes my heart and soul so happy!

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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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