St. Simeon's and St. Anne's Church

Tallinn, Estonia

The wooden Orthodox church was built in 1752-1755 on the initiative of Russian sailors. St. Simeon's is the second Orthodox church to have sprung up as part of the suburban building boom that followed the Great Northern War.

The building was seriously damaged during the Soviet period, when it was turned into a sports hall. During this time it also lost its bell tower and onion dome. Fortunately the church was restored after Estonia regained independence, and since 2001, an Estonian Orthodox congregation has once again been active here.

Reference: Tallinn Tourism

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Ahtri, Tallinn, Estonia
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Founded: 1752-1755
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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erki oras (5 years ago)
Small and cozy wooden church between the port and the city. Contains a small orthodox shop.
Dominic gamm (5 years ago)
Petty
Vytas Neviera (5 years ago)
I've discovered this church during my last trip to Tallinn in mkd-summer. Absolutely beautiful wooden architecture. Even though it's an eastern orthodox church, it's architectural style isn't purely eastern orthodox which makes it special.
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