Beautiful Historic Medieval Church – Holy Spirit Church
Holy Spirit Church History
Built in the 14th century with timber interior and a hexagonal tower, the bright white Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the oldest and finest structures in Tallinn.
Founded by the Order of the Holy Spirit, the church was always close to the people – It was the most active in providing alms to the sick and poor, and it was here that the first sermons were given in Estonian after the Reformation.
*Before entering the church, take a look at the façade with a clock that has been measuring time since the 17th century.
Church Architecture & Interior
The church has a plain, white-washed exterior with crow-stepped gables, an octagonal tower with the above-mentioned reconstructed renaissance spire and few but rather large Gothic windows with fine stone dressing.
Church services still operating up till date – English every Sunday at 13:00, classical music hour Mon 18:00.
Notable Altar & Stained Windows
While you are inside, be sure not to miss the carved wood interior which includes such treasures as a unique 15th-century altar by the famous Lübeck artist Bernt Notke, and one of the oldest pulpits in Estonia, dating to 1597.
The stained glass windows are from the late 20th century, lies historical stories behind the painting, also worth to spend some time to grasp with.
Holy Spirit Church Visit Information
- Ticket – 1.50€
- Child Ticket – 1.00€
Free with Tallinn Card
Address: Pühavaimu tn 2, Old Town, Tallinn.
Contact: +372 646 4430
Open Hours: 08.00 am – 05.00 pm (Mon-Sun)