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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  • mjc404 mjc404

    Typical orthodox church

    Orthodox churches are not particularly to our taste but we were keen to see inside this church. However, a service was taking place so visitors were being discouraged. The exterior is quite stunning...

  • Richard T Richard T

    Typical Russian style

    A relatively modern cathedral, beautifully decorated that has been restored since Estonia regained independence from the now defunct Soviet union. They really do not like visitors to take photographs...

  • Seija K Seija K

    Beautiful Eastern Orthodox chuch

    Beautiful Eastern Orthodox church in the Bastion area. The tourist busses stop here and the church and its surroundings are worth a visit

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