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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  • A Well Repurposed Venue

    This former church has been tranformed into a museum of ecclesiastical art. The centerpiece is certainly the Dance of Death, a fragment of a much longer painting that reminds us that, great or...

  • Something a bit different

    I really liked this place. It is located in St Nicholas' Church which itself is a triumph of restoration having been destroyed by WW2 bombing raids. The church now houses medieval religious art...

  • See The Danse Macabre

    Nice old church with a courtyard and a nice gift shop! Not much interesting stuff to see to be honest but the Danse Macabre is really rather special and well worth seeing (even worth the 7 Euro...


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