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Originally built in 1250 and considered the tallest building in Europe during the Middle Ages, this city landmark is now used by both Baptist and Methodist congregations.
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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The church is pretty enough but the real attraction is the winding climb up the spire. The views from the top are breathtaking. The climb up,and down, isn’t for the faint of heart as the passageway is narrow and people are moving in both directions.

Thank Zosia B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view from the tower is worth every penny and the steep narrow climb. If the weather is clear, it’s a must go.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm in fair shape, lots of cycling, but this was a challenging climb up a steep circular staircase with uneven treads. Only one spot to stop and catch your breath if there is a long line behind you. The climb down is also a little...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The church is nice, but the best aspect is the tower, it be warned it is 256 steps up a narrow spiral staircase and the same down again. The views from the top are stunning.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is not very pretty inside, but the tower vantage point is worth the three euros. I wouldn’t go out of my way to venture down to this landmark.

Thank aceswimmer09
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church stands out on the skyline like the Empire State Building as it was the world's tallest structure in the 15th century. The climb is not for the faint hearted nor for anyone with cardiac problems. This will be your stress test! They must...More

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth climbing the narrow staircase to get the best view of the town. We came at the opening and had to wait for only 15min to go up. Would advise to come early.

Thank mohansund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must do while in Tallinn, great breathtaking view .the ticket for the tower is three Euros and memories are priceless!!

Thank Amera A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to pay 3 euros each to make the vigorous climb up the 258 winding steep steps to the tower’s observation platform. It was well worth it as we got to enjoy 360 degrees of breathtaking views...More

Thank royandjeanette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tower of this church formerly was the highest building in the world. The church and the tower are very well preserved and the tower offers an excellent 360° view over the old town of Tallinn and onto the see. I recommend arriving upon the...More

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Scott O
17 November 2015|
Response from Aleksandr T | Reviewed this property |
Good evening! Free entrance to the church, but entrance to the tower - 2.00 EUR (at least it was in the end of 2015).
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