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Dome Church / St. Mary's Church

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Address: Toom-Kooli 6, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 644 4140
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Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a...

Located on top of Cathedral Hill, this historic church has served as a burial place for noble families since the 13th century.

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One of the Old Town Churches

Really nice church inside (entrance 3 euro),if you like to see the view from the tower 5 euro. The main things are the tens of coat of arms.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice church inside (entrance 3 euro),if you like to see the view from the tower 5 euro. The main things are the tens of coat of arms.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice church and entrance with tower was €5, climb 139 steps for a great city and port views. Interior of church was amazing and beautifully kept. Worth a look if you like visiting old churches, has a lot to offer.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church was built at the beginning of 13th century. It is a main Lutheran church in Estonia. Just impressive inside and outside. Every Saturday at 12:00 there is organ recital. Donation required. Entrance to tower is available for fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is interesting to compare a church that working-class people would have worshipped at vs. churches that are much more opulent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This church is located in the center of Toompea Hill a short distance from Old Town Square. A beautiful stone church built in the 14 century. For 5 euros you can climb to the top for great views of Tallinn. The inside is quite beautiful but not as grand as some other European churches. It was nice but not a... More 

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Yunlin, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Before I say good-bye to Tallinn, a further information is provided to explore the aerial view of Toompea Hill from the bell tower of this church. So you should be not oblivion to your final possibly opportunity to refill your memory. Let me introduce the history about this cathedral church, also known as Dome Church. It locates on Toompea Hill... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Tour guide spoke highly of this church so we returned the next day to take a look. There was no one else there except for a couple of people working - with one of them collecting entrance fee. We stood at the entry to get a quick look at all the coat of arms on the walls but there wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Danes built a wooden church on this site after conquest in the 1200's. The stone church was built in the early 14th century and updated in the 17th century. Built as a Catholic church it switched to the Estonian Lutheran religion in 1561. There is a small entry fee and you can climb up to the tower to view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Also known as Dome Church (‘Dom’ is a German word meaning cathedral), this church does not have a dome, but instead a spire. It’s on Toompea Hill, near Toompea Castle. Constructed in the 1200s, it is Tallinn’s oldest church, and is the only building in Toompea which survived the 17th century fire. Originally a Catholic church, it became Lutheran in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Dome Church (Toomkirik in Estonian) is located in the center of Toompea Hill, where the Danes built a wooden church after their conquest of the area. Therefore it is the oldest Christian church in Estonia. Soon after it was replaced by a stone building. Its current layout dates from the early 14th century, the tower was added 1779. After the... More 

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