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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  • Fascinating museum

    The original church has an interesting history and has been lovingly restored after the war and the fire in 1982. Some really interesting exhibits of silver work, lovely painted alter screens...

  • A surprising and fascinating museum

    We went to the Niguliste Museum at the end of a day, it is worth allowing more time. There is a display of many master craftsmen’s pendants, there are remarkable. In addition the organ was playing...

  • Former Lutheran Church turned Museum

    Plan your trip carefully as the museum is closed on Mondays And Tuesdays. Since its rebuilding post almost total destruction at the end of WW2, and a subsequent unfortunate fire several decades...


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