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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%
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Lai 50, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 2241
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The church is free and just OK, but for 3 euros you can ascend a windy, spiral staircase up to the top. Its barely wide enough for two way traffic. Not terribly difficult just take your time. Part way up there is a flat spot...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The church is free to visit, but the highlight of the visit is climbing the tower which will cost you €3. Be prepared for a lot of steps and get some water with you. It's definitely worth it! The view from the top is amazing....More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This climb up the 258 stairs is absolutely the best and a must. The climb can be a bit strenuous especially as it was quite warm on the day we climbed but the breeze at the top will take care of that. The view is...More

2  Thank Familyof4_2Boys2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to the church is free, and it has a beautiful atmosphere inside. When we were inside there was wonderful violin and piano music being played. A place worth visiting.

Thank vic10101
Reviewed 1 week ago

The soaring steeple is the high point(!). My guidebook claims that the earlier steeple was higher and said to be the tallest in the world in the 14th century, but I doubt it was. Certainly this is impressive as is the height of the nave....More

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ask people where you can find the best view of Tallinn, they will probably guide you towards the Toompea hill. WRONG. The best view of the city is here. After paying 3 euros and climbing more than 250 steps in a gorgeous spiral...More

Thank JeromePuckman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building of this church is really beautiful and unique. I didn't go up to see the view because was windy and a little cloudy but just going inside and see how tall is that walls worth the visiting.

Thank Luciana Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is quite something, but the towere is really something else . . . and the veiws are amazing!! Mind you those veiws come at a cost - 258 steps. But, oh soooo worth it!!!

Thank SFrances C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And not even for who is scared of heights. A 3 euro ticket allows you to go up a dark, quite scary 300-steps stairs up to the bell-tower (if your lungs are strong enough!). The panorama is terrific, but beware of the heights, since the...More

Thank Anton_Ego_CR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's about 250 steps up to the top. It's about 250 steps up to the top. On a clear day, well worth the effort. At the top of the stairs, there is a place to rest before you climb outside. The stairs can be narrow,...More

Thank Kenatw
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Scott O
17 November 2015|
Response from Aleksandr T | Reviewed this property |
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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