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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  • Its worth the few $$ to keep your kids on-side

    The majority - vast majority of tour groups walk in the front door, shuffle through the barricaded area and right back out. Once you manage to get through them, pay the few Euros to actually walk...

  • Atmospheric church with lots of historical interest

    This whitewashed Cathedral-church on the top of the hill looks plain and simple from the outside, but has lots of character on the inside. The building is very old, the seating is traditional box-pew...

  • Austere, but impressive

    It amuses me that so many churches get called "Dome". This is an impressive structure, and the church has been set up as a museum for coats of arms. You can see the interior without paying (but need...


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