St. Olaf´s Church Tower and Observation Platform

St. Olaf´s Church Tower and Observation Platform

Lai tänav 50, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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St Olaf's Church in Tallinn, the city's biggest medieval structure, took its name from the sainted Norwegian king Olav II Haraldsson. The church was first mentioned in 1267. It became one of the main churches in the Lower Town and formed its own congregation, which at first mostly comprised of Scandinavian merchants and craftsmen, and few Estonians.

The evangelical preachings of the then chaplain of the church, Zacharias Hasse, led to the start of the reformation in Tallinn in 1523.

Did you know...?
*Lightning is known to have struck the tower of the church around ten times, three of which led to extensive fires – in 1625, 1820 and 193.

Times and prices

01.04–31.10

Is open every day: 10:00 - 18:00

Features and amenities

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Access

  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Tram: Linnahall

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Reviews

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bestranger22

bestranger22

Unexpected Closure at St. Olaf Church

The church was supposed to be open as part of the Tallinn Pass attractions, but to my disappointment, it was unexpectedly closed for reasons unknown. This was a letdown as I was looking forward to...

TheShis

TheShis

A disappointing-looking church.

While this church promises to look spectacular, it's only so from the outside. After entering, the interior turns out to be almost bare, with moldy walls and unattractive views.

Coryy20

Coryy20

Not much inside but the view is worth the climb

A visit to this church is a must if you want to see Tallinn and the Old Town with the clearest 360 view. The narrow stone stairs takes you to the tower which offers the best view in the city from...

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