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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  • Russian orthodox Cathedral

    A spot not to be missed in the Tallin visit, very interesting architecture and a good exposure to Russian Orthodox rite. it only takes a few minutes to visit but is totally worth, located across the...

  • More of a tourist attraction than functioning as a place of worhip

    There is no getting away from the fact that this is a impressive building built in the immediately recognisable style of Russian Orthodox churches. Given that Estonia is nominally a Protestant...

  • An imposing and beautiful church

    This is a beautiful church with its onion domes or cupolas and gilded Greek Orthodox crosses and located on the upper Old Town of Tallinn on Toompea hill.


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