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. Add Oleviste Church to your Tallinn travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tallinn road trip tool .
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  • It is an average church. You wont miss much if you do not see it. Much better places in Tallinn to explore.  more »
  • Climb the tower and I went, and it was closed. By the time and day of the week or happened that might be helpful. People who go into the offseason attention is required.
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  • Amazing wrought iron doors. Normal (neplamenejushhaja) Gothic ... As I like. While in Tallinn, it is impossible not to visit! And then in "Old Hans" for "Divine" knuckle!
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