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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 175 reviews

Location (map)

Vene tn 24, Tallinn

Old Town

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Mon-Fri 10-17
Sat 8-19
Sun 7.30-15

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

Open/ Available

Mon-Fri 10-17
Sat 8-19
Sun 7.30-15

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

"visit July 2019"

4.0

March 19, 2020, by Bonita B

a must when visiting the Old Town of Tallinn, interesting architecture and very valuable icons. Unfortunately they do not allow you to take photos. Read more

"gorgeous ancient icons"

4.0

January 12, 2020, by Nitvoyodelo

This church is not listed on the typical tourist itinerary, however, we were in the area, and stepped inside. One thing that struck me while traveling around the Baltics, is that they do not allow... Read more

"Worth a Few Minutes"

4.0

December 10, 2019, by Bluffton

One of the highlights of the upper town, this church has the flavor of Russian Orthodox, but one of the docents in the church told me that it was a local scect - Tallin Orthodox, very small. Read more

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