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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    Niguliste Museum is St Nicholas' Church, reconstructed after being bombed by the Soviet Air Force in 1944. Rather than being restored exactly to its previous state, it has become a museum of...

  • NOW THE CHURCH IS built in the 1230s, bombed by the soviets during WWII and restored in the 80s. And now it is

    ... also one of the art museums of Estonia. First as you walk towards it, up the stairs passing Tallin’s Visitor Centre, you’ll also be seeing its chronology of construction and restoration, with...

  • Sometimes it has a concerts

    It is a good place to visit when the place has music concerts. We been there in moment like this, so it’s really worth to visit.


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