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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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  • Great design inside and out

    Pop in for a look at the interior, even if you have no interest in religion its very ornate. Often services going on and Russian Orthodox is significantly different to others you may have seen.

  • Beautiful Russian orthodox church

    This is a very beautiful church. Definitely worth the visit. It is next door to the parliament building at the top of the hill.

  • Beautiful reminder of Russian Orthodoxy

    From the town center, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a short walk. Entering in, this church is a beautiful reminder of the high church of the Orthodox. Though the Russians are only about 25% of the...


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