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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  • miasmith miasmith

    The dance of death

    After the church burnt down in the Second World War, it was restored as a museum in 1980s and is definetely worth visiting for its most famous artwork, Bernt Notke's The dance of death.

  • Wanderdogs Wanderdogs

    Fascinating museum, with just a few items.

    This church-become-museum has an amazing altarpiece with large touchscreen explanation. Burned out in WWII, simple inside, but altarpiece and painting of the dance macabre are definitely worth the...

  • Anita S Anita S

    Medieval Tallinn on display

    Most of what we experienced on our trip to Tallinn was to do with history under Soviet occupation so it was good to contrast this with Tallinn's rich medieval history. You can view the Danse Macabre...

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