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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  • Danse Macabre!!!

    Even if the museum was totally empty and possessed only a single item on display - Danse Macabre by Bernt Notke - it would be totally worth the visit. The only preserved medieval Danse Macabre that...

  • Wonderful

    I highly recommend a visit to the museum inside this historic church. When we visited Tallinn the streets were paved with tourists. The old town, which is very pretty, is much like several other old...

  • not much to see

    The church has apparently been converted to a gallery/museum but there was little evidence of that during my visit, excepting the bed of nails at the entrance. The church is sparse because much of it...


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