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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  • thelonious22 thelonious22

    Beautiful church

    One of the stand out buildings in Tallinn old town...It is a beautiful church...but it's one of those see it and done attractions...

  • Malverns Malverns

    Inside: dome

    The church extrerior is a typical extravaganza, but inside dome is a very uplifting indeed: absolutely worth visit. Remember the end of recent Russian film Leviathan? You can experience the magic of...

  • Markus H Markus H

    Very nice cathedral

    I wasnt inside, just took alot of pictures from the outside, you can get some good photos of this cathedral thats for sure! In the middle of the day there will be loads of tourists on the outside, so...

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