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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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This onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1900 and named after the Russian hero who defeated the Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century.
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Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed today via mobile

The cathedral is very impressive and dominates the skyline and Castle Hill area, I was disappointed with the inside though, not as grand as I expected.

Thank Eve B
Reviewed yesterday

This cathedral sits in a very busy tourist spot in Tallinis where many tourists congregate to view and take photographs whilst waiting to enter. It is a lovely spot with views very the city, the adjacent city walls and the very ornate church itself. It...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately by the time I visited here I was RO Catherdral'd out. It wasn't that special - think it probably would appeal to someone who had never been inside one before

Thank travellover077
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alexander Nevsky cathedral is Very nice orthodox cathedral. Cathedral designed in 1894 and it was completed in 1900. according to legend,the cathedral was built on the grave of Estonian hero Kalev and has suffered structurally as a result

Thank issa m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

During a walk in Tallinn we visited the Alexander Nevsky cathedral. Although we didn’t visit the inside but admiring the architecture is worth it to walk uphill.

Thank Koek W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful church with amazing architectonic and history.Also the place on the hill that they build.

Thank Apostolis P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a very photogenic Russian Orthodox Cathedral dating from 1900. The exterior with its onion domes is spectacular. The Interior is smaller than expected, but with plenty of ornate gold decoration. For some reason photography is banned inside the building. Not...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It sits high on a hill in Old Town. It is neither as large nor as old as many of the cathedrals in Europe. It is still undergoing renovations but has been beautifully restored inside and you can look straight up through the cupola. 15...More

Thank susieQ304
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen some other Orthodox cathedrals in Estonia and Alexander Nevsky’s cathedral is the finest of them all. The church is at its best from the outside but has very nice atmosphere inside too. There is small shop inside the church where you can...More

Thank Petsku83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good opportunity to see a significant Orthodox cathedral without visiting Russia. One large space full of gloom and gold and, like the Catholics of the same era, spending money on the church rather than the poor.

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9 September 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a charge ..... it’s very impressive
28 August 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes - some scaffolding there
19 September 2017|
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Response from Mellie2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. No, there was no entrance fee. It is beautiful! We really enjoyed it. Please be aware that photos are prohibited.