Tallinn’s St. Olaf’s Church (Oleviste kirik) was built in the 12th century and was the center of Tallinn’s old Scandinavian community until the Danish conquest of Tallinn in 1219. The earliest written record of the church dates back to 1267. The total height of the church tower is 125 meters, probably the tallest building in the world from 1549 to 1625. After several reconstructions, its minaret is now 123.8 meters high. From 1944 to 1991, the Soviet KGB used the steeple of St. Olaf’s church as a radio tower and monitoring point.
It is a representative church in this old city. It was founded in the 12th century, and for a period of time, this Gothic church has been considered the tallest building in the world.
There are many famous historical monuments in the city, including castles, churches and other ancient buildings from the 13th to 15th centuries. Among them, the Oleviste Cathedral is the highest church on the coast of the Baltic Sea; there are also ancient walls, towers and castles built in the Middle Ages. , They still stand today, and the antiquity still exists.
The 13th-century Gothic church was originally 159 meters high and was the tallest building in the world (1549-1625). It was later destroyed by a fire. Now the reconstructed church is 124 meters high. It is currently the tallest building in the Old Town of Tallinn. , Is also a landmark building.
St. Olaf’s Cathedral was once the tallest church in Europe, with a long history. It is a church with a Gothic style. The exterior of the church is relatively simple, without gorgeous carvings, only ordinary light yellow exterior walls and light green spires. This is the tallest building in the Old Town of Tallinn and one of the landmarks here.
Park at the foot of the old city, walk along the alleys paved with bluestone, and walk towards the center of the old city in any direction, and you can see this church.