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Reviewed February 20, 2019

We paid only a brief visit to this impressive old church as there was ongoing worship It's a lovely building on one side of a picturesque small square in the Toompea area. It is a Lutheran Cathedral and, as such, is quite a contrast to the Russian Orthodox churches. There is some excellent stained glass and the walls display many and varied coats of arms. The tower can be visited at appropriate times and should give an excellent city view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarkW55
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

From big brother Google, it is known as St. Mary’s Cathedral. And now it is also known, more descriptively, as St. Mary’s Lutheran Cathedral (not that it’s inaccurate, but Lutheranism appears to be a major representative of ‘Protestantism’ and the like here) following events accumulating in 1561. It can also be ambitiously re-branded as the Tallinn Cathedral; or Dome Church as on its multi-lingual brochures bringing consistency with other languages. And finally, to go bold and explicit – the Dome Church and Tower, especially if you like climbing stairs and going spiral.

That being said, you could imagine the splendid view it has to offer after having your exercise quota of the week, having stood at Tallinn old town's southern hill Toompea overlooking the modern town centre. And in the attic just below the view deck, there’s this exhibition explaining Baroque artist Christian Ackermann’s (active from the 1670s until his death in 1710) woodcraft as well as the modern technology (X-ray and 3D modelling) used to investigate his work processes.

Let’s suppose you’re curious in the church’s altarpiece and would love to know more.

Then climb.

~master jonjon

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

The Cathedral of St Mary, the oldest church in Estonia, built during the 13th century and refurbished first during the 15th and then the 18th centuries.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

A really great place for a visit if you’re in Tallinn. It’s unusual inside in a very nice way. Recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mk092016
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This was a really nice church with a major difference in that there were many different coat of arms hung all around the church. This was the major differentiation in this church compared to others.

It was really interesting looking at each Coat of Arms as they were all a little different. Some of them were very intricate and it was fun imagining the history of each. The church itself was very nice and the climb up to the tower gave us a really nice view of Tallinn.

Overall a very nice church and worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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