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Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik

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Address: Puehavaimu 2, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 644 1487
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Dating from the fourteenth century, this beautiful church boasts a splendid...

Dating from the fourteenth century, this beautiful church boasts a splendid interior with a suspended pulpit, carved wooden pews and altar and the not-to-be-missed, azure-faced wall clock (circa 1684) on the outer wall.

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So much woodwork!

Very peaceful church - lots of dark wood with some beautiful painting. There was a small exhibition of stained glass while we were there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful church - lots of dark wood with some beautiful painting. There was a small exhibition of stained glass while we were there.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Get ready to climb some stairs and then be blown away by the views up on top. This is a beautiful church in the middle of Old Town. Just 3 Euro to go up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our guide took us to this little white church after visiting the Guild Hall nearby. In our guidebook it was called The Church of the Holy Ghost. It is one of the oldest churches in Tallinn and is famous for the clock outside. This is a worthwhile attraction if you are in the Guild Hall neighborhood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Church of the Holy Spirit is located right in the middle of Old Town, just across the street from the Great Guild Hall. It was built in the early 14th century and is thus one of the oldest churches in Tallinn (the Dome Church on Toompea Hill is still older). The altar dates from the 15th century. The church... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Now it is being used as a museum of art. Interesting history about the church. It is not so easy to find.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited the Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. Even though its an old historic church it lacks the charm and beauty of the other churches in the area. We were disappointed in what we saw, so I guess our expectations were higher than the actual visit. The altar and time piece were the highlights of the visit. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Some parts of this church were constructed in the late 13th century. It's nestled into an easy to miss street in central Old Town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This church boast the oldest public timepiece of Tallinn and a must see. Make sure you have a good map to find this church that is tucked into a small square on the way up to Toompea.

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Rosmalen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The church of the Holy Spirit originates from the 13th century, although several reconstructions and restaurations have been made. Notheworthy is the clock at the side wall next to the entrance. In the choir is a splendid altar piece by Bernt Notke dating from 1483. The door to the stairs leading to the pulpit is richly decorated. Some very old... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I think what's most memorable with this one is that beautyful wall clock. Don't forget to visit marzipan and Kalev chocolate shop just next to it.

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