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Oleviste Church, Tallinn
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Standing imposingly over Tallinn's old town, Oleviste Church represents both the cultural epicenter of the city's Scandinavian population and the tallest medieval structure in the area. Solidly built during the 12th century and modified several times since, the church dwarfs many of the buildings around it with its 124 m (407 ft) tall tower and spire. Enter the structure and you'll find that although it lacks much of the ornate artwork found in Catholic and Orthodox churches, it still possesses vaulted ceilings, a large organ, and a decorative altar. You can make your way to the tower's observation deck, where you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of both sections of the city, modern Tallinn's skyscrapers, and the Gulf of Finland. Check the church's website for information on worship and service times; it has an active congregation. See Oleviste Church and all Tallinn has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tallinn travel itinerary maker.
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  • Yes, but in 16 cent, this Church with its tall copper spire was the highest in the world and a landmark for oncoming sailors. It's in the north part of the Old town, easily accessible. The interior is...  more »
  • the Church where you log on for free is beautiful white and austere with all heraldic effigies on the walls. You can climb the Bell Tower from which to enjoy a beautiful view
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  • Early in December, the winter is closed that couldn't get inside. It was very disappointing. Appearance of the Church seen from the observation deck of the stationary was very beautiful.
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