Church of the Holy Spirit in Tallinn

Church of the Holy Spirit in Tallinn

Pühavaimu tänav 4, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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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.

Times and prices
01.01–31.12

Monday–saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday closed

  • Adult:

    from

    2 €
  • Child:

    from

    1 €
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Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • On foot only
Stops nearby
Bus: Balti jaam, Viru , Mere puiestee
Train: Balti jaam
Tram: Viru, Mere puiestee
Trolleybus: Balti jaam
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Reviews
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laczkozsu

laczkozsu

A nice church with a clock outside

We passed by it several times because it’s near the main square in The Old Town. It’s from 14th century. It has plain white walls outside but also an interesting painted clock. It’s worth a visit.

William S

William S

Highly recommended peek at unique church interior

Having experienced most of our travel in Western Europe, the US and Asia, we found the interior of this church quite attractive and engaging. The altar, pulpit, choir and layout were unique and...

richardmP1661JV

richardmP1661JV

Just stunning church

What an amazing place. The old painted clock on the outside is incredible. The interiors take the brreathe away. it is not a large chuch but the carvings and paintings inside can match any museum...

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