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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 403 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

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

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Contact

tallinna.puhavaimu@eelk.ee

+372 646 4430

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Accessibility

Restricted accessibility
  • 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

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

Restricted accessibility
  • 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

"A place for silence"

4.5

November 19, 2018, by MinnaLa58

Beautiful, old church, still in use. Local people and conserts. Gorgeous icons on the althar. Worth to visit. Read more

"Very old beautifull church"

4.5

October 6, 2018, by roy v

We visited this lovely little church while discovering the old Tallin Town . History says this church was first mentioned in 1316 and was completed in 1360. It has a very special Alter piece from... Read more

"The oldest and smallest church in Down Town but the most beautiful."

4.5

October 6, 2018, by JPS M

Situated near the Town Hall, the church can be recognized by a three hundred year old clock at the outside near the entrance. Thats all but please go in, pay the modest fee and enjoy one of the most... Read more

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