Church of the Holy Spirit in Tallinn

Built in the 14th century with timber interior and a hexagonal tower, the bright white Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the oldest and finest structures in Tallinn. Before entering the church, take a look at the façade with a clock that has been measuring time since the 17th century. The treasures inside include a unique altar created by Berndt Notke in the 15th century and the pulpit built in 1597.

In medieval times, it was the main sanctuary for commoners. After the Reformation, the first Estonian sermons instead of German ones were held here, and Johann Koell's Catechism, written by the pastor of the church and published in 1535, is considered the first book in Estonian.

Built in the 14th century with timber interior and a hexagonal tower, the bright white Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the oldest and finest structures in Tallinn. Before entering the church, take a look at the façade with a cloc

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  • Very atmospheric church just by the town square

    Interesting church with atypical two naves. Admission fee 1,5 euros, lovely concerts at 6pm. Takes you back to medieval times.

  • Breathtaking

    We found this church by chance and do not regret walking in to look at the church. It was so so beautiful very different to the churches in the UK this almost had a Russian feel to it. The paintings...

  • A small but beautiful church

    It is a small church but inside you will find beautiful wooden balustrades and paintings. You will be surprised by colourful stained glass. It is so peaceful here. Entrance fee is €1.50 but it is...


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