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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  • Chris C Chris C

    Beautiful architecture.

    Stunning eye-catching amidst the splendour of Tallinn's old town. Inside is filled with glistening treasures.

  • Laura O Laura O

    Beautiful Church with Traditional Onion Domes

    This is a beautiful church in Tallinn. We took the picture from St. Olaf’s Church steeple. It is worth visiting if you are in the area. It is also close to parts of the old city wall.

  • Olle W Olle W

    Typical russian orthodox church

    I Think that if you ahve seen one, you have ssen them all. This Church is comparatively new (from the late 1800's) and the sights are OK, but not exceptional. With all tourists from the Cruise ship...


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