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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 140 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

"Nice"

4.0

December 6, 2018, by sun20

This church costs €6 to enter. I went in to see a famous painting “a Danse Macabre by the Lübeck master Bernt Notke”, which was nice. The church itself is not large... interesting but not fantastic... Read more

"No longer a church"

4.0

December 1, 2018, by Turtle5954

...so there is a 6 euro charge to enter what is now a museum. That said, well worth a visit and very nice to spend 40 minutes. Read more

"Very beautiful "

4.0

November 15, 2018, by lisawlg

Architecturally stunning from the outside. Very beautiful old Orthodox Church. You can go inside and have a look but only in a small section. You can’t roam free. It’s very beautiful and you can buy... Read more

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