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Niguliste Museum, Tallinn

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4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Housed in a former medieval-era church, Niguliste Museum hosts primarily religious artwork. While the church dates back to the 13th century, the museum didn't open until after World War II. Now the facility features a collection of hundreds of pieces, with an emphasis on the Northern Renaissance. As you wander the halls, admire centuries of ecclesiastical art from around Europe. You'll see several paintings and panels that once adorned altars. Don't miss what is perhaps the museum's most important piece: a fragment of the "Dance of Death" painting, which displays various medieval depictions of death. Check the website for information on temporary exhibits. To visit Niguliste Museum on your trip to Tallinn, use our Tallinn vacation route planner.
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  • This is no longer a church but is an excellent art gallery and museum. This is a must see attraction while you are up in the upper old walled city area on Toompea hill. After the overlook this was the...  read more »
  • Majestic outdoors, Interior simple but interesting. Incredible vaults, some very interesting frescoes... to see
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  • Walk from the Town Hall Square in the direction of the toompea Hill and St. Nicholas Church. It was a magnificent church with a Spire with a clock. Visited several times, closed and put in so I took a little rest on a bench in front of Church.
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  • The famous danse macabre painting is not the only interesting piece of art there. The staff is very helpful and friendly
  • The Museum (Church) is closed on Monday & Tuesday during winter season (01 Oct to 30 Apr)
  • Looks good but somehow all churches look very the same, so nothing new to see.
  • Great acoustics.
  • interesting
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