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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  • Leiya S Leiya S

    Beautiful Cathedral

    If you`re into churches and love to take walks, this is for you! The cathedral is located right inside Old Town, so you get to see the less touristy side of Old Town on your way up. The church is...

  • andylandyl andylandyl


    Absolutely stunning inside - no photos allowed unfortunately - but it looks larger inside than out - and it is not small from the outside.

  • Ges R Ges R

    weekend visit

    this imposing church occupies a prominent position on top of the hill in which the old town sits. The walk up the hill is rewarding in itself , but could pose a challenge to those who have problems...

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