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Niguliste Museum

Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 9903
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Outstanding collection of religious art and artifacts

This was originally built as a church in the 13th century. It is now magnificent art museum with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CATTSAR
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
Medieval Art Treasures

The church was originally built in 13th century, it is now part of the Estonian Art Museum. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aranjuezUSA
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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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Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was originally built as a church in the 13th century. It is now magnificent art museum with spectacular religious artifacts as well some other art pieces. Its status as a church is still prevalent and sets a beautiful stage for the religious exhibits. There are easy...More

Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church was originally built in 13th century, it is now part of the Estonian Art Museum. The most famous collection: Danse Macabre (the Dance of the Death), a huge painting by the Lubeck master Bernt Notke, painted in 1466. The other treasures include the...More

Thank aranjuezUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On approach we had a terrific vista of the white tower soaring heavenwards. The former St Nicholas Church, believed to have its origins in the early 13th century, was restored in the 1980s after its destruction in the second world war. The exhibitions of religious...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I visited various churches while I was in Tallinn, and the Niguliste Church was easily my favourite, very beautiful, and was very well presented for tourists. I would definitely recommend it! The altarpieces are excellent, and the Danse Macabre is an absolute must-see!

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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 6 October 2017 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 5 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 27 September 2017

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
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