St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church

St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church

St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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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Nitvoyodelo
Vineland, NJ835 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This church is not listed on the typical tourist itinerary, however, we were in the area, and stepped inside. One thing that struck me while traveling around the Baltics, is that they do not allow photographs of the interior of orthodox churches. It's a pity, because without such photos, I can't visualize it now, but my travel notes say "gorgeous old icons". Worth a stop and a pray.
Written January 12, 2020
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Belfast, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Great place to visit. The building itself was beautiful. It was free to visit (donations asked for). The tower wasn’t free but I had a my Tallinn Card pre purchased meaning I didn’t have to pay to go up. The stairs were steep and difficult to climb so not recommended for anyone with mobility issues. The view from the top of the tower was stunning. Well worth the 200+ steps!
Written July 16, 2022
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Bonita B
Miami, United States438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
a must when visiting the Old Town of Tallinn, interesting architecture and very valuable icons. Unfortunately they do not allow you to take photos.
Written March 19, 2020
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Paul R
Bristol, UK47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Really beautiful and peaceful Church but no-one really welcomed us in. But no charge for visiting- request for donations- which I prefer.
Written August 28, 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Church architecture may not be as impressive, as some Russian Orthdox icons is has inside. It is a working church, so no picturea are allowed (though some people still take them), but you still can enjoy the icons. Worth visiting.
Written May 23, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a tiny underwhelming church we found by chance as we walked past it.
We peeked inside and were not very impressed.
Written October 25, 2023
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Annie G
Blacksburg, VA79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Beautiful church. I went in during a mass on Sunday and despite MANY signs posting “no photos/videos” there were so many people not following that rule. Be respectful..
Written October 27, 2019
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wassim1960
Boras, Sweden93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I visited this church the first time in 1998 and mainly every time in Tallinn i do the same visit, last time it was in June this year, we were there as a couple and I did enjoy being a guide in this city that i know very well and which i visit at least 2 times per year
Written September 30, 2019
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We were in Tallinn for one day only while our cruise ship was docked in the port of Tallinn. Our intentions were to spend most of that day exploring Tallinn Old Town.
Consequently, we made our way on foot from the port into the old town. After entering the old town precinct, by pure chance, we happened upon St. Nicholas’ Orthodox Church.
We were not exactly blown away by the church’s external appearance. It was certainly not much more than ordinary. However, it happened to be Sunday and as we were passing by worshippers were filing out after a morning service. We therefore took the opportunity to step inside the church briefly to take a quick look.
What we found was an immaculately decorated interior with a host of gilded altar decorations and a number of amazing religious figurines. It was truly amazing. Sadly we couldn’t dwell there for too long as we did not wish to intrude on worshippers’ religious devotions.
As we left, we were happy that we had taken the opportunity to have a quick peep inside.
Very much worth a quick look if you can manage it!
Written September 22, 2019
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VAtraveller17
Fairfax, VA179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This does not compare to the churches in St Petersburg, but it is lovely and worth the visit. It is nicely located at the "top" of the old town, so starting here and then walking down is a good plan to see Tallin.
Written August 7, 2019
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