Attractions & museums

    Roman-Catholic Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Tallinn

    This impressive, pseudo-Gothic church with it neoclassical façade sits aside the ruins of the medieval Dominican monastery. 

    In fact, it is built on the foundation of what was once the monastery's refectory. When St. Catherine's monastery was closed after Reformation in 1524, the refectory was given to the town school. The local Roman Catholic parish obtained the rooms in 1799 and built the church between 1841 and 44. The church's neoclassical façade and two low, stumpy towers (architects E. Jacoby and F. de Vries) were added in 1924.

    Sts. Peter and Paul served as the only Roman Catholic parish in Tallinn until the Order of St. Birgitta was re-established in the 1990s.


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    • Fine Cathedral

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      November 29, 2019 By Mike J

      It is interesting to see so many different denomination churches in what is to all intents an atheist state. The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul with it’s squat tower and impressive... Read more comments

    • Roman Catholic church

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      November 18, 2019 By ruzha14

      I was impressed that there were churches of different churches in Tallinn. Orthodox, Lutheran, Baptist and this - St. Peter + Paul is Roman Catholic.

    • Great church

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      October 24, 2019 By alanaway2016

      Dropped in whilst walking round Tallinn, very peaceful and beautiful inside although not as grand as some well worth stopping off.