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The cathedral is a regular place of prayer, so there is no entry fee but visitors are asked to not take photographs or talk loudly. There is a fine golden screen and some excellent icons, a strong atmosphere of incense.
As impressive inside as out (although photography is not allowed indoors), it’s worth making the easy trip up to explore the interior, rather than simply admiring the building as it dominates the skyline. It smells lovely too, with all the incense!
I visited about five in the afternoon, and after a few minutes all the electric lights were switched off, and the cathedral was lit only by candle light. A priest then came to the pulpit, and started prayers. A really uplifting moment, probably the highlight...More
I didn't know what to expect when we walked in. It was very pretty inside and out. Men remove your hats, women cover your hair, no pics and be quiet. Many of the tourists inside were talking regular volume. Be respectful people!
Beautiful typically Russian orthodox church, which is also the reason why it is controversial as it was apparently constructed (right in front of Toompea palace, the government building) in a time when Estonia started to become independent. Beautiful church inside and out though, as the...More