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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  • Interesting renovation

    Worth a visit but unfortunately cannot go up for views.Nevertheless an impressive building with several points of interest.

  • Impressive renovated church now a museum

    Bombed during the war now totally renovated as a museum. There is still an impressive organ where there are regular international organ festivals. The structure is open, bringht containing impressive...

  • It depends what you're looking for ...

    The religious art collection is small (and not my thing), so I wouldn't pay the entry fee for the art. I loved the light and the openness of the interior space, however, and am glad I saw it.


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