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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.
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 exampl
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  • Stunning building very opulent and dream like.

    Well worth a visit as even if you are not religious you will still enjoy and marvel at the stunning decor in this place. Around the building also are great little shops and cafes so I suggest you...

  • a "model" of a Russian Orthodox Church, great visit

    this was worth going to in the middle of a snowstorm. its a nice and calm place and full of treasures. its well kept up and the service was sung live ahead of us, in a slightly separated area, as not...

  • Impressive outside and in

    Classic Russian church - built opposite the Parliament to show the Estonians who is in charge! Free entry - not as decorated inside as some I have seen, but impressive nevertheless.


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