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St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church

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Address: Vene 24, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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+372 644 1945

The beautiful Classicist building was designed by St. Petersburg architect...

The beautiful Classicist building was designed by St. Petersburg architect Luigi Rusca and was constructed in 1820–1827. The church has valuable iconostas, which can compete with the famous Zarudnoi iconostas in the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. The church is administered by an orthodox congregation that belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate. Services are held on Fridays at 5:30 pm, on Saturdays at 9:30 am and 6 pm, and on Sundays at 10 am.

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Fine example of Orthodox Church

A fine example of a Russian Orthodox church, beautiful building to behold from the outside and the interior was equally beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2016
Michelle C
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

A fine example of a Russian Orthodox church, beautiful building to behold from the outside and the interior was equally beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

As we were here on a Sunday we were able to observe a traditional Orthodox service, which was a treat. I did feel a bit out of place without a head covering but we didn't stay long. The people still stand for the service and the priest still chants. Because the service was going on we did not stay to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Some old items which are interesting. A lot of reconstruction done. Not a huge collection and doesn't take long to get around. Not much to entertain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely church and is beautiful inside and outside as well! It is well worth stopping by for a photo op or to step in and admire it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is quite impressive from the inside as well as the outside. It is well worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Wandering around Tallinn on Christmas eve (not Orthodox) and stumbled across St Nicholas'. I ventured in and there was an Orthodox service taking place - the most beautiful singing/chanting and a stunning church. I watched the service for quite a long time and was fascinated. I was not made to feel unwelcome even though there was a service under way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This Church is very important for Orthodox religion people. Building, that you can see, is about 200 year old. But this place for the church was founded 1000 years ago. Church is very cosy and has famous icons.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

A very unimposing building as you walk through the Old Town streets. When you go inside you see a magnificent display of pictures and other religious items.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

This church has an intimate little church hall even though the building looks very big outside. It is quite dark but it gives you still a warm feeling. You are not allowed to take photographs there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

The interior of this small chuch has much more detail, colour and icons than the cathedral, so certainly worth having a look

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