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St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church

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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...more
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Vene 24, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No photos or videos are allowed and you have to buy postcards to get photos. This Russian Orthodox Church has been around since 1827 and survived both Hitler and Stalin.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Russian style orthodox church in the heart of the Old Town. Unfortunately no photography is allowed which you have to respect, but it is worth a visit nevertheless.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

This is a fabulous Russian Orthodox Church definitely worth visiting. Ok, there is no photography and some people did not respect this, but it is a church and you should be honoured to be allowed to visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Xanerin
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

With so many tourists being rushed through, this was ultimately a very disappointing experience. No chance to ponder and sit inside to look at the beautiful interior. Most annoyingly, my wife, who wanted to take some time out and pray for so many lost family...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Stevegermany
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

This beautiful Church was a favourite of the day. We were on a walking tour which gave us plenty of time to view this lovely church

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

This was a revelation sobeautiful inside all the Russian icons were fabulous but unfortunately no photography allowed so memories to put in the photo book

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenniepearson
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

A small church tucked away down a small street in the Old Town, with an OTT interior. As with the bigger Orthodox church, photography isn’t allowed inside, which is a shame as all the bling has to be seen to be believed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CptVonTripp
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is a magnificent building, however I was slightly disappointed with the interior, I was expecting it to be very grand and it wasn't. From the outside the building is spectacular.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LadyCrawford3
Reviewed December 31, 2018

The architecture from the outside is amazing with its round towers and the inside is also quite beautiful with a lot of gold adorning different sections. This is not a spectacular church like some others in Europe but it is still quite nice and worth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kgv2828
Reviewed December 6, 2018

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 or unique. At 4pm, there was a pipe organ...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sun20
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