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Niguliste Museum, Tallinn
(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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  • The beautiful church of the old town, the loan, which was also a jewelry exhibition. The magnificent altarpiece. Suitable for lyhyeenkin.
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  • A very nice Church to travel in the city. The building is beautiful and inside there is a museum with important pieces.
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  • The Church of St. Nicolas is with its Tower Bell Tower and dome a characteristic of Tallinn building. It is enabled and rebuilt as a Museum of art. The visit therefore constitutes a double experience appreciate the exhibits and the medieval architecture of the temple. It is located next to the gardens of the Danish King and Virgin Tower. Recommendation: Take the photo with the enigmatic statues of monks that exist in the area. Enjoy Niguliste Museum. LIFE... it's a TRIP!
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  • Some old items which are interesting. A lot of reconstruction done. Not a huge collection and doesn't take long to get around. Not much to entertain children.
  • The famous danse macabre painting is not the only interesting piece of art there. The staff is very helpful and friendly
  • A great old church with a plethora of history.
  • Beautiful church. A must see if you are visiting Tallinn!
  • The Museum (Church) is closed on Monday & Tuesday during winter season (01 Oct to 30 Apr)