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Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik

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Address: Puehavaimu 2, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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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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Very beautiful church

Not so much of a museum - there's an exhibition of some ancient stained-glass, but it consists of 4 items, - but a very beautiful church itself. And if you're lucky, you'll hear... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not so much of a museum - there's an exhibition of some ancient stained-glass, but it consists of 4 items, - but a very beautiful church itself. And if you're lucky, you'll hear an organ rehearsal for the price of an entry fee (1.5 euro), which is almost as good as the concert itself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it starts with a small fee to enter which is quite unusual I must say but if it stays in the church, ok. Its a true Lutheran Evangelical Church. This was the believes at Medieval times the power traders and local merchants followed. its purposely un-colourfully decorated, no gold except for the big altar triptychon, from 1483. similar churches are... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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Windsor, Canada
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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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