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St. Olaf’s 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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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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All reviews tallest building in the world narrow spiral staircase afraid of heights tower view worth the climb old town views are amazing stone steps viewing platform worth the effort small fee take pictures entrance fee toompea hill euros steeple rope
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Olaf Church built in 1250 is a Russian Orthodox church and the tallest church in Tallinin. Apparently skyscrapers can not be built higher than this church

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cant miss the Tower to this church, which towers above the Tallinn skyline dominating the landscape right in the heart of the old town. While the church interior itself is nothing spectacular, the view form the top just have to be seen. You san...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

What's this? 258 steps up a narrow spiral stone stairway built before 1267 AD using just a rope to prevent tragedy and it only costs 3 Euros for adults. Then when you reach the platform up top, you hope it's been maintained recently. All I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KeithS1491
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely church to visit. The climb to the top of the tower is well worth it as the the views across Tallinn are fantastic!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dani2295
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the eastern-end of The Old Town. Is a small church and can feel the strong beliefs by the locals and the visitors. Very beautifully looked after and best respect, no photos when inside.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nicole_711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great church with amazing history. There are wonderful views to be had if you manage to get to the top.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do place to visit whilst in Tallinn. It’s only €3 to get in and the steep, windy steps up are worth the effort for the stunning views. A favourite attraction whilst in Tallinn

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Graydon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NIce church in the heart of the town centre. Big tower to climb. We climbed the more than 200 steps to get the top of the tower to enjoy the lovely view. We had the Tallin card and this attractions were included but the price...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank giuseppecincin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The climb is a bit demanding for bad knees not just because it’s high but also the a bit rough and narrow stairs. The view really worths the climb. The deck is also a bit narrow. We went to Tallinn in May and the town...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ikihappy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have decided to go up the tower of Oleviste Church. It is 3 EUR admission and 258 steps... But i loved the view from above !!!

Date of experience: May 2019
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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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