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St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church

Vene 24, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 644 1945
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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 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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Vene 24, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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+372 644 1945
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"nevsky cathedral"
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"vene street"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

close to the old city walls and services still conducted for locals and visitors. Nice relaxed feel to the church.

Thank allanriley9
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We were lucky as we were able to visit on a Sunday when a full service was taking place. It's all there. Chanting, priests in regalia, devout young and old, incense, icons, the lot. A truly memorable experience.

Thank Nigel F
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The church is undergoing a major renovation and access is limited. As with most Russian Orthodox Churches, pictures are not permitted. That being said, it was still worth spending a few minutes inside. The opulent interior is still easy to see and very beautiful. Entrance...More

Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This place does not get the publicity of the Nevsky Cathedral, but it is an older, more intimate place. Has a small gift shop. Peaceful.

Thank Film G
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This church we found, wandering around the Raekoja Plats in the very centre of Old Town of Tallinn. It is located in Vene street, one of the streets that goes from the Town Hall Square. By its exterior appearance, the St Nicholas' Orhodox Church is...More

Thank Oleg Y
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

It is beautiful from the outside with quite an unusual form. It is one of the main important buildings on the Vene street.

1  Thank nemanja1205
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I went on 7/22 and it was under repair at the time. There are several scaffold covering the outside, which affects the photo quality :( But in all you can tell it is a pretty church.

1  Thank Joanna Z
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled, this Russian Orthodox Church isn't very old - only about 1900. No pews as the people stand for long services. Great icons adorn the interior. I loved the icon of the Romanov family. Many candles burning, giving the place a mysterious feeling....More

1  Thank James S
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Unfortunately no photographs are allowed in this beautiful church which is a shame but you must respect their conditions I love the ambience in these Orthodox churches The decorations are superb

Thank craigluscar
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the window on life in the region that I gained by visiting this church. Now, a museum, the history of the church was shared along with collections (coats of arms and silver medallions from the craft guilds) and exceptional paintings.

Thank Leslie D
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