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 old beautifull church

    We visited this lovely little church while discovering the old Tallin Town . History says this church was first mentioned in 1316 and was completed in 1360. It has a very special Alter piece from...

  • The oldest and smallest church in Down Town but the most beautiful.

    Situated near the Town Hall, the church can be recognized by a three hundred year old clock at the outside near the entrance. That's all but please go in, pay the modest fee and enjoy one of the most...

  • Small and charming old Church.

    The interior of the Church is well worth visiting, it's small, but beautifully of it's time. Near the high Altar on the left is a monument to the British Navy who helped Tallinn at the end of the...


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