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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  • elegant building

    didnt have time to go inside but the building is stunning and en route to the square so you will see it as you pass a wonderful clock and elegant structure

  • Atmospheric old church

    There’s a small entrance fee to pay but it’s worth it to see this quaint old church with its lovely spiral staircases leading up to the galleries. An organist started to play while I was there which...

  • 13th cent church with British memorials

    This church built in the 13th cent with wonderful paintings on wood for the gallery is the jewel of Tallinn. In the chancel are memorials for the help which the British gave the Estonians on the...


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