CHURCH FRIDAY – Tallinn Dominican Monastery and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (B1+)

22.09.2023 14:00 - 15:30
Tallinna eesti keele maja (Tallinna Peeter-Pauli katedraal (Vene 18, Tallinn))
  • Language level required: B1+
  • Location: Tallinna eesti keele maja Tallinna Peeter-Pauli katedraal (Vene 18, Tallinn)
  • Time: 22.09.2023 kell 14:00 - 15:30
  • Format: Language Practice

Church Friday is a series of events which support Estonian language learning for adults whose first language is not Estonian. In the course of the series, we will visit the churches of Tallinn with a tour guide and practice Estonian.

During the series, participants will visit various churches in Tallinn (such as the Tallinn Dominican Monastery and the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, St. Mary’s Cathedral (Toomkirik), St. Michael’s (Rootsi-Mihkli) Church, St. Nicholas’ Church) once a month, including a guided tour. The tours are in Estonian. After the tour, the participants can explore the churches on their own. Church Friday takes place once a month on Fridays: 22 September, 20 October, 17 November, and 15 December.

The cloister of the old eastern wing of Tallinn Dominican Monastery, built in 1246, is one of the oldest buildings in Estonia that has been preserved to this day. Its open part is called the Monastery Gallery, which has a permanent exhibition of carved stones, as well as a variety of temporary exhibitions. The Dominican Monastery was and remained the only monastery in Tallinn.

Tallinn Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Tallinn. When the Saint Catherine’s Church closed after the Reformation in 1524, the dining hall of the monastery was given to the Tallinn City School. The local Roman Catholic Church built a sanctuary there between 1841 and 1844. The church was designed by Carlo Rossi and was built on the walls of the refectory of the mediaeval Saint Catherine’s Church.

The buildings of St. Catherine’s Church of the Dominicans in Tallinn, together with the Catholic Tallinn Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, have been declared cultural monuments.

One tour lasts up to 1.5 hours. The size of the group is 15–25 people.

Participants can practise listening (listening to the guide) and speaking in Estonian (asking questions from the guide), as well as increase their cultural and historical awareness in Estonian.

Osalejate arv: 25

Korraldaja: Inna Arno ([email protected])


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