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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  • Impressive example of Russian Orthodox Church

    A very impressive example of an imposing Russian Orthodox Church. Just a shame that the special and meditative atmosphere a church can offer was spoilt and drowned out by the constant drone of a...

  • Beautiful Orthodox Church in a lovely surroundings

    This picturesque church is worth visiting for its exteriors and interiors. Situated in the upper old town of Tallin on a hill, this place can't be missed and is usually on a to-see list of tourists...

  • Russian flair

    It's lovely to have above the old town this wonderful cathedral. The icon's inside are beautiful and should not be missed.


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