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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  • Jim_atl Jim_atl
    Crowded place

    I entered the cathedral today. There were hundreds of visitors today. There was a service happening so much of the cathedral was blocked off. It appeared to be nicely decorated, but it was so...

  • robert p robert p
    Beautiful outside and inside

    Walking up the Toompea Hill is interesting in itself, and the Orhodox Cathedral is the topping on the cake ( almost literally, given it's exotic decorative style) . It's a very moving experience if...

  • Dajoma Dajoma
    Stunning Building

    The church building is on top of the hill and is well worth a visit. The inside is also very interesting with all the gold plated ornaments all over.

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