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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  • Beautiful architecture

    Visited Tallinn as part of our Baltic Sea cruise, and this was one of the places we saw. A wonderful Russian looking cathedral with onion shaped domes. The main place of worship for Estonia’s Russian...

  • Quick stop

    Impressive building from the outside but not much for the non-religious on the inside as it’s a bit plain. Worth a quick visit.

  • Amazing!

    We’ve developed a real appreciation of Eastern Orthodox architecture and this cathedral is beautiful and just a sight to behold. Well worth a visit to view the lovely icons and architecture inside.


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