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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  • Just precious

    Both from the inside and outside looks amazing. I really recommend to see this place and if you wanna take photos, the best time is when the sun goes down!

  • Ornate Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

    There are apparently about 100,000 ethnic Russians still living in Estonia following the collapse of the Soviet Union and this church is a good example of the long standing influence of Russia on...

  • Beautiful Inside and Outside

    We visited the church on a beautiful sunny but cold day. The outside is impressive and towers above against the horizon. But we were really impressed with the interior. The church inside is ornate...


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