23 November 2012

#154 Tallinn, Estonia

St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn (EstonianToomkirik, full name: Tallinna Neitsi Maarja Piiskoplik ToomkirikGermanRitter- und Domkirche, English: The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn, also known as Dome Church) is a cathedral church located on Toompea Hill in TallinnEstonia. Originally established by Danes in the 13th century, it is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia. It is also the only building in Toompea which survived a 17th century fire.

Originally a Roman Catholic cathedral, it became Lutheran in 1561 and now belongs to the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Tallinn, the spiritual leader of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Chairman of that Church's governing Synod.

It's in the list of UNESCO as a part of Old Town of Tallinn.
Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO: 1997

Date of Issue: October 10, 2007 - Estonian Towns - Viljandi
Aitäh, Katrina !

Sent on: November 21, 2012
Received on: November 23, 2012

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