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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...more
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Even if the museum was totally empty and possessed only a single item on display - Danse Macabre by Bernt Notke - it would be totally worth the visit. The only preserved medieval Danse Macabre that is painted on canvas (even then, mere 7 out...More
I highly recommend a visit to the museum inside this historic church. When we visited Tallinn the streets were paved with tourists. The old town, which is very pretty, is much like several other old towns along the shores of the Baltic. It was in...More
The church has apparently been converted to a gallery/museum but there was little evidence of that during my visit, excepting the bed of nails at the entrance. The church is sparse because much of it was destroyed by Russian bombing but there is (as is...More
maybe organisation of the museum is little bit messy, but they actually have original frame, and buildings and tunnels 500 years ago wasn't probably any bigger... but all shown details are very valuable. great to see
I was very lucky. Nothing to indicate on the door but while I was wandering around there was suddenly a concert. Normally there is some organ music at 4 pm on week days, half an hour, free if you have bought a museum ticket.
The church is a little deceptive, as you have climb down some steps to access the gift shop (which is excellent) to buy tickets to enter the museum. You then climb up into the body of the church which has a number of icons and...More