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Address: Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 641 2241
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Originally built in 1250 and considered the tallest building in Europe...

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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Very nice old church in the Old Town.

This old church (St. Olav Church) is about 500 years old with restorations over that time of course, but the site of the original church is dating back to the 12 century and it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This old church (St. Olav Church) is about 500 years old with restorations over that time of course, but the site of the original church is dating back to the 12 century and it's nice to see that it's still in use today. The tower is about 400' or 130m high reportedly and I'd wished I'd had more time to... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

258 steep steps, enclosed stair way with a narrow viewing platform at the top so, all in all, not for the faint hearted. Only 2 Euro per adult, children less or free. However, it provides the most stunning views of Tallinn, old and new. Puts the city into perspective and provides some fabulous holiday photos. Sometimes there is a queue... More 

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Thank Helen G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church itself isn't such amusing but the view from the tower is the best in Tallinn. However, the up and down flow of the tower much go through the same strait stairs which means you will stay a lot of time hanged on the wall for someone to pass

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a 10 minute stroll east of Town Hall square and enjoy the views of and from this cathedral. You can climb its tower for a magnificent, yet windy view of Tallinn and its bay.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The highest one in the old town. The sight from its tower is worth climbing 258 stairs up! Tickets are 2 euro, but entrance in the church hall (also impressive) is free.

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Buren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tallinn has many Churches. Most of them have lavish interiors or special architectural features. The Oleviste or St. Olav's Church has A View to see all of Tallinn. The Church stands out due to its spire. At one time it was even the tallest building in the world... Today you go up a steep, narrow stairway, with 250 plus steps,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting church but especially worth visiting for the views up the tower. The 258 steps are very deep (the height of two steps) to beging with. Ledge at the top is narrow and great for views - sunset is good for views and relatively quiet (ships tours have gone home).

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Hurghada, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most amazing place I've ever visited! What a great view opening from the top of the tower, oh my ! But... u must be ready to reach over 200 stairs (258 exactly) , very tinny, old, sliding stone stairs which have only one way go and same way back, be ready for people traffic on it) we... More 

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Keremeos, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were amazed by the simple beauty of this lovely old church. We were very fortunate to be there when the organist began to play. The sacred music filled the church and the visitors all sat quietly and listened. If you liked music it was inspiring and if you like music in church I would say it was a lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty church with a tall tower you can climb if you like. We liked it and would recommend stopping by, even if you don't intend to climb the tower.

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