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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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  • Ron D Ron D
    Very impressive

    We attended the Cathedral on a Sunday morning, when we felt sure we could get in as on previous visits all doors on all four sides were locked! Whilst the exterior is remarkable the interior...

  • Liz W Liz W
    Beautiful Russian church in Tallinn

    A beautiful Russian church with ornate decorations and beautiful ceilings. There was some chanting going on when we visited. A tranquil spot to sit and reflect

  • Tantra T Tantra T
    Tallinn's city icon.!!must visit.!!

    I was on a day trip visit by cruise from Helsinki. I strolled down Tallinn's old town, it took me a good 2 hours to explore the city. Alexander Nevsky cathedral located bit uphill so it requires bit...

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