St Olaf's ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Lai 50,10133 Tallinn, Estonia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +372-6412241
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
The Oleviste Church was founded in the 12th century and dedicated to King Olaf II of Norway. Even though rebuilt in the 14th century, the church’s history is traced in documents to the 13th century. The building is quiet famous for being struck by lightening 10 times in its lifetime- a controversial but popular fact.
Today, the church’s silhouette adorns the skyline of Tallinn and its tower that stands tall at a height of around 125 meters, offers a breathtaking view of the city.
- Admission to the place is Free.
Tower admission fee:
- Adult: Euros 2
- Child: Euro 1
- Bus: Pohja puiestee
- Light Rail/ Tram: Kanuti
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car / Bike.
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85.71% of people who visit Tallinn include St Olaf's Church in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
37.89% of people start their St Olaf's Church visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St Olaf's Church
54.01% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Olaf's Church
300 step tower open from April to October. Absolutely worth going up. Not for the out of shape! Amazing views.
St Olaf's Church in Tallinn, the city's biggest medieval structure, took its name from the sainted Norwegian king Olav II Haraldsson. The church was first mentioned in 1267. It became one of the main churches in the Lower Town and formed its own congregation, which at first mostly comprised Scandinavian merchants and craftsmen and few Estonians.
Very old, nice church with a very tall tower, you pay a little money you go to the top end see all city bird wiew. Maybe the tallest tower in the city center, easy way, easy found.
St. Olaf’s Church was the highest point of almost all Europe in the past. And this place has a huge great history. Reformation of Christianity in Estonia had been started here. Even during the Soviet Union times, when religion was forbidden, here in 1970’s really big Holy Spirit moving had place. Many people got healed here even from deadly illnesses. Also you can chance to look at whole city from the rooftop (after 258 steps up). You will be a bit tired, but it worth it.
Очень красивое место, не дорогой билет для того что бы подняться на шпиль церкви (рекомендую так как вид на старый город будет очень красивый) I will recommend to visit this place, cheap tickets. Really beautiful view opens if you will decide to go on rooftop ( old town) They offer student discounts as well. The small minus fpr this place only stairs. Middle aged stairs you will have to climb i think 300m. No lift. There is quite few benches to chill.