St. Nicholas' Church Tour with
Medieval Art Museum

 St. Nicholas' Church Tour Description:

Our St Nicholas’ Church tour includes the famous Medieval Art Museum. The building of Tallinn as we know it began with the coming of Christianity on this land in the 13th century.

The German St Nicholas’ Church (Niguliste) was one of the first and most important in Hansetic Tallinn. St Nicholas’ Church was the only one in Lower Town Tallinn that avoided destruction caused by Lutheran iconoclasts in 1524. The church was badly damaged in WWII and finally restored in the 1980’s.

Inside St Nicholas’ Church is the Medieval Art Museum which offers the largest collection of medieval art in Estonia. Artifacts include tombstones with fancy stone carvings, wooden sculptures of Catholic Saints, unique medieval altars including the main altar from the end of the 15th century by artist Herman Rhode. There are also other altars saved from Tallinn’s churches during the Reformation.

You will see the main masterpiece of medieval art in Estonia – the painting “The Dance of Death”, and discover what meaning was encrypted inside by artist – Bernt Notke.

We start the tour at 3:00 pm on the weekends so that your tour includes an organ concert at 4:00 pm as an added bonus.

Activity Level:

Minimum - Inside tour

Tour Duration: 1 hour

  St Nicholas' Church Tour in Tallinn Estonia

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Price Per Person Includes:

  • Guide services for 1 hour
  • Admission fee

  Prices (prices are per group NOT per person)

St. Nicholas' Church Tour

Number of people in your group 1-5 6-30 people
Price Per Group in EUR 60 10 EUR per person