Posted by: danielfee | June 19, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 06-19-2013

Toomkirik (Dome Church) - Tallinn, Estonia

Toomkirik (Dome Church) – Tallinn, Estonia

Toomkirik (Dome Church)

Toomkirik (Dome Church)

Toomkirik: its full name is Tallinna Neitsi Maarja Piiskoplik Toomkirik. In  English it means “The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin.” It is also known as the Dome Church. It is located on Toompea Hill in the lower town (old town) section in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally the church was established by the Danish in the 13th century. It is a textbook example of simple Northern European Gothic architecture. It is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia. It was originally a Roman Catholic cathedral and then in 1561 it became a Lutheran church. It now belongs to the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Tallinn who is the spiritual leader of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and Chairman of that Church’s governing Synod.

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  1. Reblogged this on Something to Ponder About and commented:
    And the Danish were here too….building Churches. And I have to say this is a gorgeous one, having been lucky enough like this blogger, to visit it first hand.


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