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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  • No entrance fee

    Stunning building in Tallinn old town. We were surprised that there wasn’t an entrance fee and went inside where we found some lovely cheap postcards.

  • Stunning interior

    This was my first visit to a Russian Orthodox Church and it was very beautiful indeed. Unfortunately unable to take photos inside so only in my head to remember it by.

  • Nice, but it was having renovations

    I liked this cathedral although the staff inside were a little strict. When we visited a lot of the church was having renovations made to it, but we still got some good pictures. Sadly there wasn't...


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