Tallinn : St. Olav's Church

Tallinn : St. Olav's ChurchOleviste church (St. Olav's church, first mentioned in 1267) is the largest medieval building in Tallinn. Completed in about 1500, the church steeple was claimed to reach the height of 159 meters, making it the tallest building in both the medieval Tallinn and medieval Europe. The reason to build a tall structure like this might have been the need for a maritime signpost.

CreatorRichard von der Ley (Search Europeana for this person)
CollectionThe European Library
Repository Pagehttps://www.europeana.eu/item/92075/8CCF9F7C11D4DC39C9CCA5C6...
Web Pagehttp://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/exhibition-travel-history/...
Subject Terms690 Buildings;720 Architecture
ProviderThe European Library