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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 145 reviews

Location (map)

Vene tn 24, Tallinn

Old Town

Contact

+372 644 1945

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Accessibility

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  • object is located on the second or higher floor, only steps for access
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Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas

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This gorgeous structure at the north end of Vene street was the first neoclassical church built in Tallinn.   

The church, with its twin bell towers and copper dome, was designed by St. Petersburg court architect Luigi Rusca and built in 1820-27.

The church's history, however, goes back much further. As far back as the 12th century, a marketplace for Russian merchants operated here in the Sulevimäe and Vene St. area of Tallinn. In 1442, when the town wall was being rebuilt, the church that stood at the centre of that market was replaced by a new one at Vene. 24, where the present building now stands.

Drop inside to get a glimpse of the church's treasured iconostasis. Here you'll also find booklets about the church, postcards, souvenirs, and religious literature on sale.

The Orthodox congregation that maintains the church belongs to the Moscow patriarchate.


Location (map)

Vene tn 24, Tallinn

Old Town

Contact

+372 644 1945

Information

More

Accessibility

No accessibility
  • accessibility is restricted
  • object is located on the second or higher floor, only steps for access
  • more than one person's help is needed for accessibility
9
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol
TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Bling"

4.0

February 13, 2019, by CptVonTripp

A small church tucked away down a small street in the Old Town, with an OTT interior. As with the bigger Orthodox church, photography isn’t allowed inside, which is a shame as all the bling has to be... Read more

"Beautiful building"

4.0

January 9, 2019, by LadyCrawford3

This is a magnificent building, however I was slightly disappointed with the interior, I was expecting it to be very grand and it wasnt. From the outside the building is spectacular. Read more

"Nice Orthodox Church"

4.0

December 31, 2018, by kgv2828

The architecture from the outside is amazing with its round towers and the inside is also quite beautiful with a lot of gold adorning different sections. This is not a spectacular church like some... Read more

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