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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  • The church has a real feel of history

    The chuch looked and felt like it had not changed for centuries.There are memorials to British sailors lost in the Baltic Sea when fighting the `red Russians` in 1918 which was most unexpected.

  • Well worth the visit!!

    We really enjoyed our visit to this church. The unusual exterior clock was impressive; and the vaulted ceilings, wiooden pews, and stained glass windows made the minimal entrance fee well worth...

  • Amazing Interior

    This is a less advertised church for most tours offered in Tallinn. I came across it on my own when I was freely walking around in the old town. The exterior does not characterize the amazing...


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