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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 104 reviews

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+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.


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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Worth a look in spite of the renovation"

4.5

November 18, 2017, by CATTSAR

The church is undergoing a major renovation and access is limited. As with most Russian Orthodox Churches, pictures are not permitted. That being said, it was still worth spending a few minutes... Read more

"Nicest Orthodox Church in Tallinn"

4.5

August 23, 2017, by Film G

This place does not get the publicity of the Nevsky Cathedral, but it is an older, more intimate place. Has a small gift shop. Peaceful. Read more

"Beautiful Orthodox Church in the Lower Town of Tallinn"

4.5

August 20, 2017, by Oleg Y

This church we found, wandering around the Raekoja Plats in the very centre of Old Town of Tallinn. It is located in Vene street, one of the streets that goes from the Town Hall Square. By its... Read more

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