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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  • JonAndSophieTravel JonAndSophieTravel

    Amazing from the Outside

    We didn't go inside but it's beautiful to look at the exterior. You can see if from various points in the city and you can get a wonderful shot of it from the top of the kiek in de kök tower. Amazing...

  • Hans B Hans B

    A fine Russian cathedral

    This is one of the things you shouldn't miss in Tallinn. At least if you're interested in architecture or old buildings or anything in that vicinity.

  • j68ky j68ky

    Beautiful Russian Revival Architecture

    We visited the cathedral on a Sunday morning after mass and they were baptizing babies...quite a scene...and so sweet. This cathedral unlike many seemed to be a working cathedral with a...

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