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Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0

based on 18 reviews

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Suur-Kloostri tn 14, Tallinn

Old Town

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+372 565 1090

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Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

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This Russian Orthodox church on Old Town's Suur-Kloostri street features a rich interior and a complex history.

The first building on this site was probably a chapel erected in 1219 to honour the Danish victory over the Estonians. That battle, according to legend, gave the Danes their flag, the Danneborg.

Nearby, the second of Tallinn's two medieval convents - St. Michael's Cistercian Nunnery - was established. The nunnery continued to operate for about a century after the Reformation and was finally closed in 1629. The church rooms were then used by Estonia's first grade school (present day Gustav Adolf Gymnasium) and by Tallinn's first printing house. Later they were turned into a Swedish garrison, which became a Russian garrison after the Great Northern War. That garrison was rebuilt, with the help of architect A. Melnikov, as the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in 1732.

The present spire with its Baroque helmet was added in 1776. This church is also home to what is now the oldest church bell in town, designed by Matthias Beninck in 1575). Its magnificent, Baroque iconostasis differs from those of other Orthodox churches in that there is a pulpit at its centre.


Location (map)

Suur-Kloostri tn 14, Tallinn

Old Town

Contact

+372 565 1090

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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Off the beaten path"

4.0

August 12, 2016, by QuickWhitTravel

Tallinn is not very big, but we did have to hunt a bit to find this church. It seems closed to the public, at least at non-church times, so you just have to take it in from the outside. Read more

"閉まってました"

4.0

January 6, 2020, by tomo-c2

展望台から黄色の教会があったので行ってみましたが、辺りを一周しても人の気配がなく誰もいないような状態でした。なんの案内もなかったので限られた時にしか開いていないのかもしれませんね。 Read more

"城壁に上がり歩いてみました"

4.0

January 3, 2020, by hiptakei

城壁入口 (修道女の塔)から城壁に上がります。 当然お金がかかります。 Nunnatorn ja linnamüüri platvorm。 城壁の上に部屋があり、狭い階段を上って行くとこのようになっていました。 城壁から見た景色です。市庁舎か聖ニコラスかという塔が見えます。 城壁を歩いて行きますが直ぐ行きどまりになります。 城壁入口 (修道女の塔)からの展望です。 Read more

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