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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  • Fairly New

    Like other Orthodox churches it features very bright colors and everything overly decorated with lots of people lighting candles and milling around because there is no place to sit.

  • Beatiful!

    This chatedral is so beatiful. Finally got to see the inside. Gorgeous place 💖 Would hope everyone to honor traditions in here. Some of the people took photos even that’s no allowed 😢

  • Worthwhile

    This is a glorious church from the outside and certainly worthy of a visit. It is surprisingly small inside but richly ornate and very beautiful. Try and go in the afternoon or at some other time...


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