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Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Tavi Grepp

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 450 reviews

Location (map)

Pühavaimu tn 2, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

5km

Harbour

1.7km

Train station

1.00km

Bus station

3.50km

Open/ Available

1.12.2018–13.01.2019 Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat 10-16
14.01-15.03 Mon-Fri 12-14, Sat 10-16
16.03-30.04 Mon-Fri 10-15, Sat 10-16
1.05-30.09 Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat 9-18
1.10-15.10 Mon-Fri 10-16, Sat 10-16
16.10-30.11 Mon-Fri 10-14, Sat 10-16
1.12.2019–13.01.2020 Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat 10-16

Fees

Ticket 1.50€
Child ticket 1.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

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tallinna.puhavaimu@eelk.ee

+372 646 4430

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Accessibility

Semi-accessible
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
2
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol
10cm
Low step
  • one step outside the entrance door
  • height under 13 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol

The 14th-century Holy Spirit Church is a spectacular structure inside and out, from its wood interior to elaborate façade clock.

This radiantly white church with its distinctive octagonal tower stands just off Town Hall Square. 

The elaborate painted clock on its façade is Tallinn's oldest public timepiece, dating to the late 17th century. But don't miss the carved wood interior which includes such treasures as a unique 15th century altar by the famous Lübeck artist Bernt Notke, and one of the oldest pulpits in Estonia, dating to 1597.

The church was originally founded as part of the neighbouring Holy Spirit Almshouse, which tended to the town's sick and elderly. Throughout medieval times it remained the primary church of the common folk. After the Reformation, it was here the first sermons were ever given in the Estonian language (as opposed to German), and a catechism published in 1535 by the church's pastor Johann Koell is thought to be the first book in Estonian. 

Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

Location (map)

Pühavaimu tn 2, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

5km

Harbour

1.7km

Train station

1.00km

Bus station

3.50km

Open/ Available

1.12.2018–13.01.2019 Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat 10-16
14.01-15.03 Mon-Fri 12-14, Sat 10-16
16.03-30.04 Mon-Fri 10-15, Sat 10-16
1.05-30.09 Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat 9-18
1.10-15.10 Mon-Fri 10-16, Sat 10-16
16.10-30.11 Mon-Fri 10-14, Sat 10-16
1.12.2019–13.01.2020 Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat 10-16

Fees

Ticket 1.50€
Child ticket 1.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Website

Visit website

Contact

tallinna.puhavaimu@eelk.ee

+372 646 4430

Information

More

Accessibility

Semi-accessible
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
2
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol
10cm
Low step
  • one step outside the entrance door
  • height under 13 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Fascinating church with an unusual plan"

4.5

September 17, 2019, by Ian C

The 14th century church has a tall tower and historic clock on the ourside; otherwise a relatively plain exterior that gives little hint of what is inside. The strange plan with the nave split in... Read more

"Ancient and authentic"

4.5

September 5, 2019, by NswAustraliaDidi

You could just feel the age of this medieval church as you enter, the slab timber floor creaks in places and the pews show their age. The artworks are incredible and there are twisty staircases that... Read more

"Liked the clock"

4.5

September 2, 2019, by packcal

Liked the clock and the interior. Well worth a short, (or longer) visit. On one of the main walking routes. Read more

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