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Holy Spirit Church, Tallinn

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Displaying a blend of architectural styles, Holy Spirit Church houses a famous 17th-century clock, which is one of the most popular historical sites in the city. The angular, gabled facade, and unusual octagonal tower, showcase some of the church's numerous modifications since its construction in the 1200s. As you wander the aisles and naves, admire the wealth of religious artwork, including 15th-century painted panels, depictions of Biblical scenes, and a memorial to British soldiers who fought in the Baltic during World War I. Keep an eye out for the diverse building techniques, such as the Gothic-style windows and vaulted ceilings. Don't forget to visit the iconic clock, which is ornately carved and decorated. Using our international travel planner, Tallinn attractions like Holy Spirit Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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  • This was somewhere we just happened upon in our wanders through Old Tallinn. It turned out to be an unexpected highlight. The exterior and interior of the church are both beautiful. Outside you will f...  more »
  • This awe inspiring,13th century church adjacent to town hall Square, sports an impressive Baroque tower as well as an ornate, outdoor clock, very pretty. All in our group caught in camera. Founded by ...  more »
  • Interesting historical building, with rotating exhibitions drawn from local museums. When we visited, the exhibit was of Guild medallions--very cool. Interesting grave tablets on display, as well as a...  more »
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  • The exterior clock is probably the most photographed tourist attraction of Tallinn. The medieval Lutheran church interior isn't too spectacular at all, but still worth a look. Abundant use of wood makes it a welcoming place. 1€.
  • Historical and pictoral church, must see.
  • Very nice clock on the wall!
  • I mistook this for the town hall!
  • Worth the visit!