St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church, Kuressaare

St. Nicholas Church
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The church together with the gates from dolomite and surrounding wall is under protection as architectural memory. The church built in 1790 is three-naved in low-key late classicistic style. Interesting is built at the same time three-part gate. On each side of its main entrance wall surface hang two half-columns with Doric serifs.Interesting to know:Church was built by order of Catherine the II. Since the congregation was established there were 30 priests.
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Pekka Tai Joku V
9 contributions
City Church At Kuressaare
Oct 2018
A bit poor condition. Better visit would be REO. 12 km from city center. Open every day. Monks and nuns labouring in gardens.
Written 5 August 2019
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
St. Nicholas Church
Sep 2018 • Couples
Beautiful Orthodox church located at the entrance of the city with beautiful decorations and and with no entrance fee.
Written 7 September 2018
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Lynne S
Winters, CA595 contributions
Went for the service
Jun 2018 • Friends
A beautiful gate beckons you in to this church in the center of town. There are the usual icons, but nothing special.
Written 19 July 2018
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westerntraveler2013
London, WV65 contributions
Ok for short visit
Sep 2016 • Couples
This church is centrally located and one of the few that was opened during our visit. It has some newly minted icons which are lovely and certainly it warrants a short visit when in the old town.
Written 12 September 2016
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,636 contributions
Beautiful Church from 1790
Aug 2016 • Couples
Beautiful Church and gate from 1790. Located on "main street" Lossi, so impossible to miss on your way from Centre to Fortress.
Written 1 September 2016
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,282 contributions
Very friendly priest
Jun 2016 • Friends
Our visit was a lovely experience. Our group was standing outside looking at the building and the very friendly priest invited us in for a look. The church is lovely. There is also an interesting and beautiful fresco on the outside wall facing the street.
Written 25 June 2016
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M H
Darlington1,302 contributions
Unable to access the church on a Sunday morning
Mar 2016 • Couples
18th century St Nicholas church is one of two in central Kuressaare. We tried to visit it at 10.30 on a Sunday morning but the door was locked. There appeared to be people inside so we're not sure if it is closed once a service starts. If you're particularly keen to visit the church, then we,d suggest checking the Visit Estonia website (which we've subsequently discovered) as it has details of the church's opening hours.
Written 7 March 2016
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Belgy11
United Kingdom364 contributions
Nice little church
Jul 2013 • Couples
The church has recently been restored . It is not a big church, but it is a beautiful little church. When you enter it is like you are transferred in time.
Written 24 July 2013
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Noostie0831
Silver Spring, MD64 contributions
Beautiful after the restoration
Aug 2012 • Business
One of my favorite pasttimes in Estonia is to take pictures of old churches and blog about it. In fact, the picture attached to this church appears to be a picture from my blog that I took during my second visit to St. Nicholas. I blogged about the visit here: http://estonianchurches.blogspot.com/2012/08/orthodox-church-of-st-nikolay-in.html

My first visit to the church was in May of 2012, and much of the front was covered with netting to protect the parts they were restoring. When I went back, the material had been removed to reveal this beautiful church. Make sure to check out some of the paintings of icons on the outside. If you are lucky, you will find the church unlocked...I have not yet been that fortunate.
Written 1 May 2013
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