The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn

The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn (also known as the Dome Church) was first mentioned in records in 1233. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary seven years later.

Worthy of attention inside the church are the gravestones from the 13th-18th centuries and the coat of arms epitaphs dating from the 17th-20th centuries.

The most famous people to be buried in the church include renowned Swedish military officer Pontus De la Gardie; his wife, Swedish King Johann III's daughter Sophia Gyllenhelm; Admiral Samuel Greigh; and Admiral Adam Johan von Krusenstern - the first man to lead a Russian round-the-world voyage.

Tickets to the tower cost €5 (discounted tickets: €3).

Prayers with organ music each Wednesday at 17:00 (free to attend)

Organ music on Saturdays from 12:00-12:30 (donation of €2 gratefully accepted)

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  • Tinde_K Tinde_K

    Interesting church, great views

    The church offered something new and fresh for me when I thought I've seen every type of church out there. This one has a magnificent collection of coats of arms hanging on its walls. The tower...

  • Mick B Mick B

    Good overview who was who

    All the important families have their coats of armor on the walls of the church. To the right, and elevated, the room of the most important family with a view on altar and church-goers..

  • Ikoroleva888 Ikoroleva888

    Great Organ Concerto.

    Great Organ Concerto. Very simple but beautiful cathedral. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Recommended listen to the body, a very beautiful sound. There is a 30 min., The price of 2 euros.


Features and amenities

Location

Toom-Kooli tänav 6, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there

Access

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
  • On foot only

Coordinates

59°26'13''N 24°44'21''E | Download GPX file