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    Church of the Holy Spirit in Tallinn

    Built in the 14th century with timber interior and a hexagonal tower, the bright white Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the oldest and finest structures in Tallinn. Before entering the church, take a look at the façade with a clock that has been measuring time since the 17th century. The treasures inside include a unique altar created by Berndt Notke in the 15th century and the pulpit built in 1597. In medieval times, it was the main sanctuary for commoners. After the Reformation, the first Estonian sermons instead of German ones were held here, and Johann Koell's Catechism, written by the pastor of the church and published in 1535, is considered the first book in Estonian.
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    • Highly recommended peek at unique church interior

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      November 1, 2022 By William S

      Having experienced most of our travel in Western Europe, the US and Asia, we found the interior of this church quite attractive and engaging. The altar, pulpit, choir and layout were unique and... Read more comments

    • Just stunning church

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      June 25, 2022 By richardmP1661JV

      What an amazing place. The old painted clock on the outside is incredible. The interiors take the brreathe away. it is not a large chuch but the carvings and paintings inside can match any museum... Read more comments

    • Solitude: a memorable experience at the first church to hold services in the Estonian language.

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      May 26, 2022 By midway42

      While there are several other churches in the Old Town that appear front-and-center in most guide books, this building with a plain, white washed exterior is a deceptive gem. I unknowingly passed by... Read more comments