Patrimonio Mundial. Centro histórico de Tallin (Estonia)
Criterios: (ii) y (iv)
Estonia. Ciudad de Tallín.
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“Find this gorgeous, neoclassical building at the north end of Vene street. The church, with its twin bell towers and copper dome, was designed by St. Petersburg court architect Luigi Rusca and built in 1820-27.
The church’s history, however, goes back much further. As far back as the 12th century, a marketplace for Russian merchants operated here in the Sulevimäe and Vene St. area of Tallinn. In 1442, when the town wall was being rebuilt, the church that stood at the centre of that market was replaced by a new one at Vene. 24, where the present building now stands.
Drop inside to get a glimpse of the church’s treasured iconostasis. Here you’ll also find booklets about the church, postcards, souvenirs, and religious literature on sale.
The Orthodox congregation that maintains the church belongs to the Moscow patriarchate.” (Fuente del texto Churches (23.09.2009) web de turismo de Tallin http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/fpage/explore/churches %5Bconsultado el 22/02/2010])
Foto de la iglesia ortodoxa de San Nicolás en Tallin – Estonia
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