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10.07.2012

Catholic, Lutheran, Russian Orthodox – and more recently Jewish – houses of worship have played a central role in Tallinn's cultural life ever since German crusaders Christianised the country in the early 13th century. The Medieval-built churches in particular were magnificent projects that drew the city's best artistic talent. Nowadays many of the city's churches are true architectural treasures, with interiors that shouldn't be missed.

 
 
   
Adventist Church

Adventist Church

Churches
This church was the very first ecclesiastical stone building of the first republic and one of the first churches in the whole in Estonia built in the era. 
Mere pst 3
+372 644 7879, +372 506 4139

www.advent.ee/kogudus/tallinn/
Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church) and its Tower

Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church) and its Tower

Churches
The Medieval church, known as Dome Church (Toomkirik), that stands at the centre of Toompea hill is one of the country's most fascinating historic attractions. Visiting the church is free for tower check the ticket price (free with Tallinn Card). 
Toom-Kooli 6
+372 644 4140

www.toomkirik.ee
Church in the name of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear”

Church in the name of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear”

Churches
The church opened in 2013, serves as a centre of Russian Orthodox religion and community at the Lasnamäe suburb.
Loopealse 8, Tallinn
+372 668 1517
pan@orthodox.ee
www.hram.ee
Kaarli kirik (St. Charles's Church)

Kaarli kirik (St. Charles's Church)

Churches
Tallinn's grandest 19th century church, the Kaarli or Charles XI Lutheran Church, sets itself apart with its twin steeples, immense size and neo-Roman style.
Toompea 10, 10142 Tallinn
+372 619 9100
tallinna.kaarli@eelk.ee
www.kaarlikogudus.eu
Kalju Baptist Church

Kalju Baptist Church

Churches
The only church in Kalamaja is also the very first place of worship for the Baptists in Tallinn. 
Kalju 1
+372 5622 0110

www.kalju.ee/
Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)

Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)

Churches
Saints, dancing skeletons and silver – not to mention the occasional organ concert – are the main attractions at this imposing, 13th-century church.
Niguliste 3, 10146 Tallinn
+372 631 4330
niguliste@ekm.ee
www.nigulistemuuseum.ee/
Nõmme Rahu Church

Nõmme Rahu Church

Churches
This was initially a factory building erected by the landlord Nikolai von Glehn in 1901 and reconstructed as a church by architect Friedrich Wendach. 
Võsu 5, Tallinn
+372 6701679, +3725254415
nomme.rahu@eelk.ee
www.nommerahu.ee
Nõmme Saviour's Lutheran Church

Nõmme Saviour's Lutheran Church

Churches
Restore and reconstructed the beautiful modern pre-World War II church was established by architect Robert Natus who also designed the vicarage house built in 1929. 
Õie 10
+372 6701679, +3725090011

www.nommerahu.ee/
Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas

Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas

Churches
Find this gorgeous, neoclassical building at the north end of Vene street. This is the first classical church building in Tallinn.  
Vene 24
+372 644 1945

www.orthodox.ee/epc/index.php/en/
Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God (Kazan icon)

Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God (Kazan icon)

Churches
Built in 1721, this small Russian Orthodox church has the distinction of being the oldest wooden structure in Tallinn.
Liivalaia 38
+372 660 7990

www.orthodox.ee/epc/index.php/en/
Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

Churches
The initial building here was probably a chapel erected in 1219 to honour the Danish victory in the battle that, as the legend says, gave the Danes their flag the Dannebrog, which wasbestowed from the Heaven.
 

Suur-Kloostri 14
+372 565 1090
aivarsarapik@yahoo.com
Pentecostal Church

Pentecostal Church

Churches
This stylish newly renovated Art Nouveau building was designed by Arthur Hoyningen-Huene at the beginning of the 20th century as a gym for the school Toomkool.
Toompea 3
+372 660 6973

www.toompeakogudus.ee/
Pühavaimu kirik (the Holy Spirit Church)

Pühavaimu kirik (the Holy Spirit Church)

Churches
Just off Town Hall Square stands a 14th-century Holy Spirit Church with an octagonal tower.
Pühavaimu 2, 10123 Tallinn
+372 646 4430
tallinna.puhavaimu@eelk.ee
www.eelk.ee/tallinna.puhavaimu
Roman-Catholic Cathedral of St Peter and Paul

Roman-Catholic Cathedral of St Peter and Paul

Churches
This is pseudo-Gothic church with neo-Classical façade is built on the foundation of the former refectory of the Medieval Dominican monastery.  
Vene 18
+372 644 6367
peeter-pauli@online.ee
www.katoliku.ee/index.php/en/
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Churches
This spectacular, onion-domed structure perched atop Toompea Hill is Estonia's main Russian Orthodox cathedral.
Lossiplats 10, 10130 Tallinn
+372 644 3484
nevsky@hot.ee
www.nevsky.orthodox.ee/index.php/en/
St Bridget Convent

St Bridget Convent

Churches
The new nunnery, built on the ruins of the old convent, the Roman-Catholic Order of the Most Holy Saviour of St Bridget opened up in 2001. 
Merivälja tee 18
+372 605 5000

www.piritaklooster.ee/index.html
St. John's Church (Jaani kirik)

St. John's Church (Jaani kirik)

Churches
The bright yellow, neo-Gothic church that dominates Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) is a true survivor among the city's churches. 
Vabaduse väljak 1, 10141 Tallinn
+372 644 6206, +372 5663 4624
tallinna.jaani@eelk.ee
www.tallinnajaani.ee
St. Olav’s Church and tower

St. Olav’s Church and tower

Churches
The 14th century Gothic church that dominates Tallinn's skyline was a skyscraper of it's age and is still a major attraction. Visiting the church is free for the tower check the ticket price (free with Tallinn Card).  

Lai 50, 10133 Tallinn
+372 641 2241
oleviste@oleviste.ee
www.oleviste.ee
St. Simeon's and the Prophetess Hanna's Church

St. Simeon's and the Prophetess Hanna's Church

Churches
Nestled along a street near Tallinn Harbour is this fairytale, wooden church built in 1752 - 55 on the initiative of Russian sailors. 
Ahtri 5
+372 662 0699/+372 552 2265

www.eoc.ee
Swedish St. Michael's Church

Swedish St. Michael's Church

Churches
This small church on Rüütli street has been the spiritual home for generations of Estonian Swedes, an ethnic group that's been present in Tallinn since the Middle Ages.
Rüütli 9
+372 644 1938
rootsi-mihkli@eelk.ee
www.stmikael.ee
The Tallinn Synagogue

The Tallinn Synagogue

Churches
Established in 2007, Tallinn's Synagogue is by far the most modern house of worship in the city. 
Karu 16, 10120 Tallinn
+372 662 3050
rabbi@ejc.ee
www.ejc.ee
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

Churches
The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church of the Mother of God with Three Handsmakes its home in a curious, little, Medieval building, complete with crooked façade and improbably tiny windows.
Laboratooriumi 22
+372 641 1963

www.hot.ee/uke/kirikest.htm
United Methodist Church in Estonia

United Methodist Church in Estonia

Churches
The biggest modern church centre in Estonia (architects Vilen Künnapu and Ain Padrik, interior design Katrin and Argo Vaikla).
Narva mnt 51, 10152 Tallinn
+372 668 8460, +372 504 2237
keskus@metodistikirik.ee
www.metodistikirik.ee/
Wayfarers' Churches

Wayfarers' Churches

Churches
The Wayfarers' Churches are a group of tourist-friendly churches, chapels and prayer houses located throughout Estonia.



www.teelistekirikud.ekn.ee/2012/en.php
Viimsi St. James' Church

Viimsi St. James' Church

Churches
This church boasts modern architecture well suited to the seashore landscape. 
Nurme tee 2, Pringi küla, Viimsi
+372 607 5070

www.eelk.ee/viimsi/
 
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