St. Olav`s Church
Has the highest steeple of the Old Tallinn.
The medieval church Oleviste is one of the most significant sights of Tallinn.
The monumental building, constructed in the XIII th century, is a vivid example of Gothic style architecture.
The name of the church derives from the name of the king of Norway, Olaf.
The church is one of the symbols of Tallinn. It is crowned by a steeple, the height of which is 123 meters.
It is remarkable that the steeple was once 20 meters higher, then the church tower was the highest in Europe. The building repeatedly suffered from fires and was several times restored. The church’s appearance and internal conditions are impressive. It's majestic columns are 31 meters high. Marble reliefs, an interior from oak, bronze and gold leave an indelible impression! The special pride of the church is the elegant organ from Germany.
In the 16 th century, on the Southern side of the church's main body, the chapel dedicated to the Sacred Maria was constructed.
The chapel walls are decorated with refined, carved ornaments. There is a gravestone monument a symbolical tomb on the wall of the church that dates back to the 1516.
The viewing platform of the tower opens onto a panorama of the Old city.
Opening of a new type of library and a school is connected with the church.
Church Oleviste is the witness of many historical events of Estonia.
Lai 50, City Centre, Tallinn
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