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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 113 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

"Most admired"

4.5

July 2, 2018, by GAN L

The church is most admired with its twin bell towers and copper dome, was the first neoclassical church built in Tallinn. There are booklets about the church, postcards, souvenirs and religious... Read more

"Erie inside!"

4.5

June 27, 2018, by browncondo2102

This is an old 13th century church. Check out The Dance of Death artwork, the High Alter and the drawing of the Mummy......If you dare! Read more

"5 Forgotten Paintings exhibit"

4.5

June 20, 2018, by GRKFYRE

We went to Tallinn via cruise and we did it independently which I highly recommend as we hit most of the important sites but also stumbled upon some neat extras. St. Nicholas Church was one of those... Read more

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