St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church

The beautiful Classicist building was designed by St. Petersburg architect Luigi Rusca and was constructed in 1820–1827. The church has valuable iconostas, which can compete with the famous Zarudnõi iconostas in the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. The church is administered by an orthodox congregation that belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate. Services are held on Fridays at 5:30 pm, on Saturdays at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, and on Sundays at 9 am.

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  • jfarlam jfarlam
    Excellent State Art Collection and Museum in St Nicholas Church

    This is no longer a church but is an excellent art gallery and museum. This is a must see attraction while you are up in the upper old walled city area on Toompea hill. After the overlook this was...

  • Markus A. W Markus A. W
    Don't miss the Dance Macabre

    Niguliste Museum used to be a church as one can see from the architecture. Today it is a branch of the Estonian Art museum. Its most famous exhibit is Bernd Notke's 15th century masterpiece Dance...

  • Mazmannan Mazmannan
    Estonian history

    The Niguliste Museum is within St Nicholas Church. It is situated at the top of Toompea Hill and a short walk from Freedom Square beyond the Victory Column. The museum has art works going back to...

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