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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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  • 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...

  • impressive museum in a church

    Mind you, there is also St.Nicholas Orthodox Church in Tallin-well worth a visit in its own right but smaller. Thee St.Nicholas is also a seat of Niguliste Museum-museum of ecclesiastical(church...

  • Dance Macabre is impressive...

    But it is just one picture - very old, very famous and rather big, yes, but still only one! Not worth 6 euro of entrance fee, as the rest of the church is just an ordinary church. I was much more...


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