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Saint Olaf’s Church in Tallinn

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 01:25

Church of St. Olaf (St. Olaf, Oleviste kirik) the most famous church in the Old Town of Tallinn. Saint Olaf church tower has a height of 124 meters and is visible from many parts of the city. The first mention of the church belongs to 1267. From 1549 to 1625 years, this church was the tallest building in the world (at that time it was the height of 159 meters).

The church dedication relates to Norwegian King Olav Haraldsson. Norwegian King Olaf II (995-1030 years of his life) was declared a saint in 1031.

On the tower of the church there is a viewing platform for tourists. Entrance to the tower (tower) costs 2 euros (1 euro for children). The observation deck is at a height of 60 meters. From the bell tower of the church offers a beautiful view of the central part of Tallinn. The observation deck is a narrow and steep stairs. The rise of to the platform associated with high physical activity.
If you are:Церковь Олевисте изнутри

  • Elderly person or disabled.
  • If you are afraid of heights.
  • If you are in poor physical condition.
  • If you are an obese person.

Then you probably should refrain from climbing the tower.

Located here picture shows inside view of the church.
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