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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  • Excellent museum

    The exhibits were outstanding in themselves and in their presentation. There was a lot of information. The exhibits were well set in context. Well worth a visit

  • Nice but... (PRICES INCLUDED)

    We paid €6.00 per adult to enter and had a nice walk around although the exhibits weren’t that exciting for us. Worth a visit nonetheless.

  • Medieval artwork

    I probably wouldn't have bothered visiting this Museum were it not included with the Tallinn card I had purchased. It forms part of the St Nicholas Church and as such is an exhibition of various...


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