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Peapiiskopi Kirik, Tallinn

Church · Tourist Spot
Rising above the medieval skyline of Toompea, Peapiiskopi Kirik 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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  • They wanted 2 euros entry fee and I I object to paying to visit a Church - Jesus said freely you have received and so freely give. Ask for donations instead.  more »
  • A wonderful church, established before 1233 and repeatedly rebuilt. There are more than 100 Coat of Arms, made in memorial to dead people, which are wonderfully colorful and intricately designed. It.....  more »
  • Sadly it was closed, hence the 'poor' rating. Outside was OK, nice piazza and easy to take in on a self-guided tour as on the way from/to other things.  more »

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