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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 168 reviews

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Vene tn 24, Tallinn

Old Town

Contact

+372 644 1945

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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

"Typical orthodox church"

4.0

November 7, 2019, by Geminican

Locals standing and praying. Typical orthodox church inside of old town Tallinn. If you pass by, pay a visit. Its nice inside. but i wouldnt say its a must visit. Read more

"Don’t be that person."

4.0

October 27, 2019, by agruskow

Beautiful church. I went in during a mass on Sunday and despite MANY signs posting “no photos/videos” there were so many people not following that rule. Be respectful.. Read more

"Great church"

4.0

October 24, 2019, by alanaway2016

Russian orthodox churchs are very pretty and well worth looking round. Very decorative inside and photos are allowed. No seats inside. Read more

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