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Oleviste Church

Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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"tallest building in the world"
in 16 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 19 reviews
"degree view"
in 8 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 12 reviews
"narrow steps"
in 6 reviews
"worth every step"
in 5 reviews
"old town"
in 105 reviews
"long climb"
in 5 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 17 reviews
"awesome views"
in 7 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 12 reviews
"small fee"
in 9 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"toompea hill"
in 7 reviews
"tower"
in 224 reviews
"euros"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bit of a climb for the good view from this tower but well worth - inside of the church is VERY bare - 3 Euro for the tower.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The tallest tour, but not the highest point; but like the Rockefeller in New York a perfect place to see all the great stuff Tallinn has to offer. Worth the climb, but a bit of an effort!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St Olav's church reaches over 400 feet high and it's the city's biggest medieval structure. The church's interior is rather modest but it's still very lovely. Entrance to the church is free but it costs a couple euros to climb to the top of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an average church. You wont miss much if you do not see it. Much better places in Tallinn to explore.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

A high climb on a narrow staircase built more than half a millennium ago will reward you with excellent views of Tallinn. There's not much room going up or down, and people will pass both ways, uncoordinated (is it 60cm wide? 70?), safety is low...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

The church itself is nothing special I guess, but the thing you must do is climb the tower. Not the easiest thing to do, but doable and worth it :) You will love the view from the top.

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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

was the tallest building in europe at one time and offers the best views of old town but sadly if the tower is closed theres not much to do here. tower is closed during the winter months. which is sad as i was looking to...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Not being a fan of churches the only reason I went there was for the view and I certainly wasn't disappointed. This is without doubt the best view of the city you can get. The TV tower is higher of course but it is way...More

1  Thank winniepoo38
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

This is an unadorned yet very impressive church. The alter is simple as is the rest of the church. I would say it is the organ and pulpit that offer a bit grandeur. Built in the 16th century it was named for King Olaf of...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

If you are not going up the tower, it is not worth it. It is so small anyways, nevertheless it looks good

Thank Amr G
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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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