Oleviste Church

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Oleviste Church information

Location
Tallinn , Estonia
Prices
adult/student around KR20/around KR10;
Opening hours
h10:00-18:00
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Near the end of Pikk tänav stands a chief Tallinn landmark, the Oleviste Church . This is a great place to start any Tallinn expedition as there's a superb observation deck, halfway up its 124m structure offering the city's best views of the Old Town (it's a long and narrow climb up, though).

The Church is dedicated to the 11th century King Olav II of Norway but linked in local lore with another Olav (Olaf), the church's architect who fell to his death from its tower. First built in the early 13th century, it was once the world's tallest building (it used to be 159m high).