Dome Church / St. Mary's Church, Tallinn

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Rising above the medieval skyline of Toompea, Dome Church / St. Mary's Church is the seat of the Lutheran Archbishop of Tallinn and houses a host of notable tombs. Explore the spacious interior and its vaulted ceilings, replete with rich carved wooden furnishings and ornate chandeliers. Wander the nave and you'll find the graves of many prominent people from Tallinn's and Estonia's history from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Many house the remains of religious leaders and Swedish military officers from the era of the Thirty Years' War. Don't miss the series of intricate coats-of-arms adorning the walls, featuring family crests, heraldic imagery, and fierce creatures. For a sweeping view over the surrounding rooftops and old town, climb to the church tower's viewing platform. Discover how to plan a Tallinn trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This popular Gothic style Lutheran cathedral was built in 1240 and is located on Toompea Hill in the historical center of Tallinn. It was originally founded by the Danes and a Roman Catholic cathedral...  more »
  • A very interesting building and lots of history. The shields on the walls tell a story of royals becoming ever more ostentatious and the 17th century pews tell an interesting story. Got to part of you...  more »
  • Very busy church when visiting in the morning when all the cruise liners are in. However worth braving the crowds and wandering through the church. The heraldry in the church is amazing and the floor ...  more »

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