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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
+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 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 May 8, 2019

if you like nice views,then this is a must see to add to your itinerary for Tallinn.Forget about the Tallinn TV Tower at 13 euros to enter,this costs only 3 and is the highest point to overlook the city found in the city centre.This means...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Not for the ones afraid of heights. About 250 steps to go up and all circular. There is a rope on both sides to help with the climb up and down. Once up at the top you will be given the treat of being able...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

If interested in churches and cathedrals, this is worth visiting. First of all, it has the tallest church tower in North Europe. It's an impressive, huge, gothic building (its frontal part is newer but the gothic style is maintained). Albeit not well preserved, it has...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

My wife and I had a hotel room overlooking this magnificent vast church from our bedroom.We visited in March.As a lover of cathedrals I could not wait to visit it,in the early 13th century it had the highest spire in Northern Europe.All the churches in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Lovely old church, both from inside and outside. However, the best part for a heathen like me is the view from the church tower. LOTS of steps, both steep and uneven, but worth it for the views. Particularly in the winter (when the Town Hall...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

By far the best view in Tallinn, mainly because it was once the tallest building in the world. Church is average but do make the effort with the 248 steps!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

fantastic views of the city from the top of the church. however one must be relatively fit to get to the top as it is quite steep and narrow!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

258 small, steep steps to the top, where you get an amazing view over Tallinn. A nice, fairly plain church.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This was apparently the tallest building in the world in the 16th Century. It’s a 60m church tower with a 60m spire on top. The climb up the tower is inside the walls and up spiral staircases. Pretty cool and the view from the top...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

The best 360 view of Tallinn old town and beyond. Its 60m climb up a narrow spiral stone staircase but the views are amazing. No disabled access and physically demanding.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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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