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St. Olav's Church

4.2/5
32 Reviews
Church
Liked by 1
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Official website: http://www.oleviste.ee/
Phone: +372-6412241

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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.

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  • Cynicoren
    Cynicoren
    Beersheba, Israel
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    Not a lot to see inside

    If you don't climb the tower to see views of the city, there's no point of entering, as the church is very plain from the inside.

    Reviewed on /Date(1598667822000+0800)/
  • Simo K
    Simo K
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    Great building and nice sunday service

    A Beautifull and quite massive building. The inside is nice. It goes with a wonderful history of the spiritual revival in soviet days. Ask your guide to tell you about it if you have one. The best thi...

    Reviewed on /Date(1597031460000+0800)/
  • niksk001
    niksk001
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Unexpected View

    The Church is one of the oldest buildings in Tallinn (it was built back in the XII century, before the Danish invasion). It is seen from almost any place in the Old Cirty. We did not plan to go inside...

    Reviewed on /Date(1590247961000+0800)/
  • tobyl325
    tobyl325
    Alltwalis, United Kingdom
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    Look up!

    One of the previous title holders of tallest building on earth.. this church is incredibly striking to see and is worth a visit, even if you are only able to view from the outside. There were plenty ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582933398000+0800)/
  • dannekoma
    dannekoma
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    Great view!

    Located a good bit up the hill. You get a great view over Tallinn here and there is tours arranged. Must visit!

    Reviewed on /Date(1580545737000+0800)/

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