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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  • Nice museum

    Location of Dance with Death which is not shown to its full potential behind reflective glass which hinders the view.

  • Worth going in just to see Bernt Notse's Danse Macabre

    This is a mid-priced museum, at 6.50 each per adult, it takes about half an hour to see everything. The old paintings and alter pieces are beautifully preserved, and the silver room is really...

  • Not JUST a Church

    Nigulste church is an architectual wonder as it seems to have been added too over the centuries. What makes this church extremely special is the number of goose-bump provoking concerts you will...


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