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St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn

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Rising above the medieval skyline of Toompea, St Mary's Cathedral 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St Mary's Cathedral by using our Tallinn trip itinerary planner.
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  • Tallin Cathedral of St.Mary is situated in Toompea-the High Town, not far from Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Church and Presidential Palace with its high Herman tower. It is a particularly pleasant mediev...  more »
  • Many years with family we arrive in Tallinn and a visit to the Duomo are always required. The most magical, what can hit is hearing how rehearses body with flute or violin. It is not often we fall several times and all times were during the day, about 3:00 pm. In my opinion, the best sounding body here in Tallinn. When he plays with violin or flute, musical tale unfolds. It is impossible to come off. Quietly sit down and vslushivaesh'sja in their game. This interweaving of power and Heavenly. It is worth hearing, and I wish you heartily this. The walls of the Cathedral a huge number of ancient emblems-epitaphs. Note the stone vaults, which figures are carved in marble, how alive seem hair fabric. How thrilling! We as a family are in this Council not less than half an hour. Each of us is given to their reflections. Here is one of the most suitable atmospheres for this. Certainly worth the climb to the Tower! This is the high point of view in the Tallinn old town with excellent views.
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  • I enjoyed all of the medieval church of peace while sitting in the bench quietly. The walls are littered with ignoble intentions most beautiful summer resorts in puukaiverruksia and coats of arms. So beautiful!
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  • A perfect, quiet place to cool down after touring around the city. And you get an awesome view of the whole city to boot (from the church tower)!
  • Beautiful historic Knights church. The climb up the tower is worth it, great view of all of old Tallinn for only 5€
  • Lovely church. The area around is nice for a peaceful walk!
  • Too expensive and only a slightly better view of Riga compared to the free viewing platforms.
  • Great view from the bell tower definitely worth a trip up to see from here, slightly overpriced and rude staff however...