Church of Saint Nicholas in Tallinn

The first Classicist church building with twin towers in Tallinn was designed by Luigi Rusca, an architect from St. Petersburg, and constructed in the period of 1820–1827.

The church's valuable iconostas is almost as famous as the Zarudnev iconostas in the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. The remains of Arseny, a metropolitan of Rostov and Yaroslavl, who died as a prisoner in Tallinn in 1772 and who was declared a saint in the year 2000, are located in the church.
The church is administered by an orthodox congregation that belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate.

The first Classicist church building with twin towers in Tallinn was designed by Luigi Rusca, an architect from St. Petersburg, and constructed in the period of 1820–1827.

The church's valuable iconostas is almost as famous as the Zarudnev

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  • great piece of the history

    maybe organisation of the museum is little bit messy, but they actually have original frame, and buildings and tunnels 500 years ago wasn't probably any bigger... but all shown details are very...

  • Wonderful music

    I was very lucky. Nothing to indicate on the door but while I was wandering around there was suddenly a concert. Normally there is some organ music at 4 pm on week days, half an hour, free if you...

  • Formally a church, now a museum it has great religious art here.

    The church is a little deceptive, as you have climb down some steps to access the gift shop (which is excellent) to buy tickets to enter the museum. You then climb up into the body of the church...


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