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Niguliste Museum

Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 9903
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This is not the Russian Orthodox church by the same name

There are 2 structures that carry the same name: the Russian Orthodox church by this same name is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
on_the_go_98765
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Tucson
Great church and landmark of Tallinn since the 13rh century

This church puts many important elemensts of Estonian history into perspective. Established on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seppo P
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Helsinki, Finland
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Founded in the first half of the 13th century, this church was dedicated to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants and seafarers, remained active as a place of worship until World War II and reopened in 1984 as a subsidiary of the Art Museum of Estonia.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 structures that carry the same name: the Russian Orthodox church by this same name is located at the other end of Old Town from this St. Nicholas church which is now a museum. The Russian church is kind of a pink color...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church puts many important elemensts of Estonian history into perspective. Established on the 13th century. I recommend to do a quick search with google about this place before the visit. Today you will see, on top of the great building, a comprehensive collection of...More

Thank Seppo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have no words to describe this incredible church - museum! We went there by accident and it turned to be the best thing we did in Tallinn. I was absolutely in love with this beautiful medieval church! It's a must see in town! Strongly...More

Thank maktub0708
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our main reason for visiting here was to see the the Danse Macabre painted by Bernt Notke at the end of the 15th century. It was well worth the effort and fascinating to read the symbolism of the different figures. The building is magnificent and...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come to Tallinn (or Estonia) you will definitely hear the name Arvo Part. He is (at the moment) the most widely performed contemporary composer in the world and much of his music is premiered here. I have had many amazing musical experiences here...More

Thank X9857BVpaulb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautifully old restored St Nicholas Church is now a museum showing some some absolutely beautiful religious artifacts dating back hundreds of years. There is an entrance fee.

Thank roryjdoyle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Niguliste museum is actually Niguliste Church or St. Nicholas' Church located right next to Tallinn's very helpful tourist information centre. This church houses a collection of religious art with their Dance Macabre the most interesting along with some coat of arms. I found the sense...More

Thank Jaka Z
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This former church has been tranformed into a museum of ecclesiastical art. The centerpiece is certainly the Dance of Death, a fragment of a much longer painting that reminds us that, great or small, we still must meet death in the end. However, don't miss...More

Thank Davanden
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I really liked this place. It is located in St Nicholas' Church which itself is a triumph of restoration having been destroyed by WW2 bombing raids. The church now houses medieval religious art, and whilst there is not a great deal, what there is is...More

Thank RoverP
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Nice old church with a courtyard and a nice gift shop! Not much interesting stuff to see to be honest but the Danse Macabre is really rather special and well worth seeing (even worth the 7 Euro admission).

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