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Oleviste 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 tower view afraid of heights worth the climb old town viewing platform stone steps awesome views worth the effort small fee take pictures entrance fee toompea hill euros steeple rope
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Church of St Olaf, originally dating to the 12th century, while the current building is from the 14th century. We entered it first and then climbed its tower for a small fee. From up there, we had another incredible view over the old town

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church, also called St. Olav's on the maps, is a big impressive looking church from the outside. It's free to go inside. Just make sure you take off your hat if it's winter time. If you don't, you'll get a stern warning from the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oleviste church is a largely undiscovered pearl even among us Estonians. With a unique view of Tallinn unlike any other, and an incredibly reasonable ticket price, you'll surely love the moment you get on top of the church tower. Oh yeah, did I mention you'll...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank E L
Reviewed 7 January 2019

We went here whilst on a cruise. Really interesting church, lots of history, on a small hill. Lots of people come here so gets very busy, but worth a visit. Walked around the area steeped in history well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mariab532016
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Originally the tallest building in the (known) world at the time, this church is full of history as you might expect. You can take in the Lutheran history but you can also climb to the top. Several hundred steps getting narrower and steeper. We did...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheBroadbents
Reviewed 27 December 2018

As a local who's lived abroad and travelled extensively, this is the one place in Tallinn that I visit at least once a year. Having spent half of my life in Old Town, as that's where I used to go to school to and had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SparkleSandcastle
Reviewed 28 October 2018

At the end of the street where our hotel was, we found St Olav's Church. We knew we could look around the church and for 3 Euros each, could climb the tower for spectacular views over the city. 250, I repeat 250 steps to climb....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

The 124-meters high gothic steeple of St. Olaf’s Church was completed in the early 16th century and made the church one of the tallest buildings in the world. Throughout the church's history lightning has hit the spire repeatedly, completely burning down the structure three times....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 18 October 2018

From the top of the church you will see all Tallinn. This is a best view in the city - MUST SEE. The upstairs is rather difficult, be careful and dont hurry

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Maria_Z_A
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I high recommended to visit this church and the tower in Tallinn old city . In the church you can relax with amazing music

Date of experience: October 2018
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16 November 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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