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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  • olivermccann olivermccann

    Dominating Landmark

    This Russian Orthodox Cathedral is truly impressive and is the feature building on Toompea Hill. It was built in 1900 on the orders of the Russian Tsar Alexander 111. The large and highly decorative...

  • Teresa H Teresa H

    Estonia Onion Dome

    This is a compact Cathedral at the top of Old Town, walk up the stair way to get to the top is the most scenic. There is a park in front as well. Lots of beggars make it hard to pass into. A...

  • texaslake texaslake

    Russian style cathedral with great views and lots of people

    A very popular place for tourists. Strangely we were there with hordes of tourists and I looked to the left and there behind the railing was an open casket with a dead woman. A tourist asked a man...

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