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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  • Tinde_K Tinde_K

    Wonderful piece of Orthodox architecture

    One of the must sees, it's located on the Toompea Hill and it's a beautiful Orthodox catherdral. Shiny and bright from both outside and inside. The entrance is free, but you aren't allowed to take...

  • ootoot ootoot

    worth the time

    Our guide let us explore this cathedral. It is quite beautiful inside (but I love looking at old cathedrals...). It was very crowded with other cruise ship travelers, so the sacredness of the...

  • miraparas miraparas

    A must-see in Tallinn

    Loved the atmosphere in the cathedral. A memorable first visit to an Orthodox church. The space inside was both imposing, comforting, and grand. There were few people about, so I was able to wander...

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Lossi plats 10, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there


  • Signposted
  • On foot only


59°26'9''N 24°44'22''E | Download GPX file