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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  • Church of the Holy Spirit

    Interesting building. Neighboring the oldest cafe in Tallinn - Maiasmokk ("Sweet Tooth"), and in front of the Guild house.

  • Beautiful old church

    During a self guided walk (map collected from info centre) of the old town we visited many sites/sights in old town. This building is worth a stop/visit, our favourite part of the building is...

  • old world charm

    Standing outside this church you would immediately realise it was the real deal, old world style and charm, obviously being kept up in this modern day. My favorite bit is that inset clock in the wall...


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