Tallinn St. Mary's Cathedral (Dome Church) and bell tower

In Tallinn St. Mary's Cathedral (first mentioned in 1233), you find gravestones from the 13th-18th centuries and coat of arms epitaphs dating from the 17th-20th centuries.

The most famous people to be buried in the church include Swedish military officer Pontus De la Gardie; his wife, Swedish King Johann III's daughter Sophia Gyllenhelm; Admiral Samuel Greigh; and Admiral Adam Johan von Krusenstern – the first man to lead a Russian round-the-world voyage.

In addition to enjoying the beautiful interior of the church, visitors can climb its 69-metre Baroque bell tower and admire an excellent view of the city.
A donation should be made for a visit to the church; for visiting the bell tower, a ticket should be purchased .

In Tallinn St. Mary's Cathedral (first mentioned in 1233), you find gravestones from the 13th-18th centuries and coat of arms epitaphs dating from the 17th-20th centuries.

The most famous people to be buried in the church in

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  • Unique among the church's I visited

    Compared to the great orthodox and catholic cathedrals I visited traveling through Europe, this one is unique: practically austere with its' white walls and relative lack of ornamentation – apart...

  • Actually in use and unique

    Dome Church is one of just a few churches in Tallinn still actively used for Lutheran worship. Less than 14 percent of Estonians actively practice a religion. This was a church for wealthy German...

  • Austere

    This Lutheran cathedral is very austere. We did not pay to walk around the church but viewed it from the entrance area. The furnishings are austere but displaying very many coats of arms. It is...


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