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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

4.5

based on 128 reviews

Location (map)

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

"Orthodox church"

4.5

September 9, 2018, by George A

A very beautiful and well maintained Orthodox church. As with all Orthodox churches there is no entrance fee while there is a store where you can buy souvenirs. Read more

"Beautiful Orthodox Church - Worth a Visit Inside"

4.5

September 6, 2018, by J H H

We were lucky enough to be able to observe services being conducted while visiting the beautiful church. The Church is easily one of the highlights of delightful Tallinin. Uncrowded but all worth... Read more

"Gorgeous interior"

4.5

August 28, 2018, by Jack M

Like so many churches in Europe this church is beautiful with so much to see but somewhat difficult to thoroughly enjoy since it gets so very crowded and there is only a single entrance/exit fo... Read more

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