Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The large and richly decorated Russian Orthodox church, designed in a mixed historicist style, was completed on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Czarist Empire.
The well-maintained cathedral is one of the most monumental examples of Orthodox sacral architecture in Tallinn. Tallinn’s most powerful ensemble of church bells is located in the church towers. It comprises 11 bells, including Tallinn’s largest bell, which weighs 15 tonnes. Carillons by the entire ensemble can be heard before services. The interior, which is decorated with mosaics and icons, is worth a visit.


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  • tj_allman100 tj_allman100

    one day cruise stop in tallinn, estonia

    on our Baltic cruise Tallinn was one of our favorite stops. The lower and upper parts of this old historic city were so much fun to just walk through. the alexander nevsky cathedral with it's...

  • Brissle Brissle

    We were impressed

    This is a substantial building built during the time when Tallin was part of the Russian empire. Luckily it survived the USSR dislike of religion and has now been beautifully restored. The altar...

  • DelhiGhumakkar DelhiGhumakkar

    Impressive Cathedral

    Very beautiful from inside and outside. Very few locals can/ are willing to speak English. That is a challenge in Tallinn.... For me, it was the first visit to a Russian Orthodox Cathedral...I found...

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