"The dome church -Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgi" Dome Church - Toom Kirik - Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin Tip by sihi

 
 

The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin is the main Lutheran church in Estonia and one of three functioning medieval churches. Church is situated in Higher town (on Toompea Hill)- on square in central part of it.

The present appearance of the Cathedral is the result of much rebuilding. The original temporary wooden church is thought to have been built on Toompea Hill in 1219, and was first mentioned in 1233. The stone church was begun ten years later and was built by Dominican munks. The spire dates to the baroque period, and several chapels, from even later periods.

Address: Toom-Kooli 6, 10130 Tallinn,
Directions: Toompea
Website: http://www.visitestonia.com

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  • Written May 18, 2004
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