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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  • A fascinating interior

    Only 1.50 Euros to get in, although this will probably only detain you about half an hour. Biblical scenes painted on wood. A church which is still in use so not to be visited during services.

  • Worth a visit

    The uniqueness of this church is the trip tic on the altar and the paintings which decorate the second floor balcony. I noticed that there are concerts held in the church (they have a nice organ) so...

  • A lovely old church

    It costs a mere 1,50 Euro to go in and look around this church. Charging to visit a church is not unusual in this old town. But, this church is worth more than this very low price. There are...


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