Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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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.

Times and prices

Monday–friday, sunday 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

  • On foot only
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A wonderful architectural achievement, the cathedral is amazing from the outside and the inside. Sadly, taking pictures is not allowed, but since some people did, you can browse the pics here in...



A 'must see' when in Tallinn

You cannot come to Tallinn and not see or visit this beautiful fairly modern building. It is a sight to behold both outside and in. We had a pleasant walk up the hill to it and we arrived at a time...



20th Century Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Very beautiful church situated almost on the top of the hill. Very busy with tourist, but there were a few locals too. Very impressive from the outside and more modern then most buildings around...

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