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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  • Lovely church with painted gallery!

    Wonderful church with a painted gallery that tell so many of the Bible stories! It was the end of the season so they were out of English language literature, but the painted gallery was amazing...

  • Interesting Church from the 1300s!

    It is worth the small 1.50 Euro entry fee to see the inside of this church from the early 1300s! There is interesting art from many hundreds of years ago, plus the fee helps the maintenance. I was in...

  • Delightful quiet and historic Church near the centre of Tallinn

    There is a lovely atmosphere in this Church, which is steeped in history. One evening I went there for a wonderful Bach concert, with Kristiina Hoidre on the organ and Kirill Lissijenko on the...


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