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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  • Distinctive Church Tower

    St. Nicholas Church is the former church that is now a museum. It is not the orthodox church by the same name. It was built in the 13th century but destroyed during WWII and subsequently restored...

  • Excellent visit

    This is a deconsecrated church so is not hindered by trying to view in between religious services. It was very quiet when we visited last weekend. I came to see the Bernt Notke's Danse Macabre which...

  • Again worth a visit and sad it wasn't rebuilt in its former glory

    The pre-war photographs show how wonderful it must have been but the simple style is still interesting. The museum is veryb informative, staff veryb helpful and it is so central in the Old Town


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