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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  • It was closed to tours due to being Sunday! Beautiful church!

    We could only say it has a gorgeous exterior. We walked by a couple of times. It was a very cold brisk morning for walking around one of the oldest surviving towns in all Europe! Very quaint town!

  • Free, Worth a Look, No Photos

    It's free to look inside the cathedral, and of course to take photographs outside. You are not allowed to take photos inside, and as other reviews mention, there are people in there making sure you...

  • Beautiful

    Beautiful cathedral, it’s a must see if you are in Tallinn! It’s pristine architecture is fitting given that the area is a protected Heritage site by UNESCO


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