Fodor's Expert Review Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin in Talinn

Tallinn Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice
Talinn's towering Lutheran cathedral was begun in 1233 and consecreated in 1240. It is best known for its many gravestones dating from the 13th through the 18th centuries. Notable figures buried here include Pontus De la Gardie, a Swedish military officer; Sophia Gyllenhelm, daughter of Swedish King Johann III; and Admiral Adam Johan von Krusenstern, the first Russian to lead a global navigation. Entry to the cathedral is restricted during services and regularly scheduled concerts. The tower, offering a panoramic view of Talinn's Old Town, is a popular attraction in its own right. A Wednesday vespers service with organ music is held at 5 pm, and organ concerts are usually offered on Saturday at noon (€2 donation requested).
Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Toom-Kooli tänav 6
Tallinn, 10130, Estonia


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Cathedral €1.5 (required donation), tower €5, Cathedral: Oct.–Apr., daily 10–4; May and Sept., daily 9–5; June–Aug., daily 9–6. Tower: Oct.–Apr., daily 10:30–3:30; May and Sept., daily 9:30–4:30; June–Aug., daily 9:30–5:30