Dear visitor!

Please answer the following question, as your feedback is important to us! Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend the Tallinn tourism website (visittallinn.ee) to your friends and acquaintances? *

Very unlikely Very likely


Thank you for filling in this form!

For the best VisitTallinn web experience please use Google Chrome.


Close
TODAY 22..27
TOMORROW 22..27
DAY AFTER TOMORROW 17..22
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to the free Tallinn newsletter to get tips about upcoming events,
newly opened attractions, special offers and more!
By subscribing, you give your consent to the processing of your data.

You are subscribed to newsletter
 

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 380 reviews

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

01.01-14.01 Mon-Fri 9-18 Sat 10-16
15.01-18.03 Mon-Fri 12-14 Sat 10-16
19.03-30.04 Mon-Fri 10-15 Sat 10-16
02.05-30.09 Mon-Sat 9-18
1.10-14.10 Mon-Sat 10-16
15.10-30.11 Mon-Fri 10-14 Sat 10-16
01.12-31.12 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

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

01.01-14.01 Mon-Fri 9-18 Sat 10-16
15.01-18.03 Mon-Fri 12-14 Sat 10-16
19.03-30.04 Mon-Fri 10-15 Sat 10-16
02.05-30.09 Mon-Sat 9-18
1.10-14.10 Mon-Sat 10-16
15.10-30.11 Mon-Fri 10-14 Sat 10-16
01.12-31.12 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

"Go look at the carvings of the balconies"

4.5

July 30, 2018, by Gypsgris

This church is near the Town Hall square. It has a very interesting interior with many wood carvings. If you take a closer look at some of the carved faces, it seems that someone was making fun of... Read more

"“Wall clock”!"

4.5

July 27, 2018, by Tony C

Lutheran Church with uniquely designed wall clock! Beautiful church in the center of town. Lots of stained windows. The altar is another unique feature of this church. The interior of the church... Read more

"Nice Church"

4.5

July 25, 2018, by Philip H

Siting just off the main square we were lucky to visit this church whilst a service was in full flow. this resulted in not being able to explore the church, but we were entertained by the choir. Very... Read more

News & Events
Filters:
See & Do
Eat & Drink
Plan
Tallinn Card
Venues
Areas
Accessibility
Clear filters

Click on the map to use it

You might also like