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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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All reviews russian orthodox church onion domes beautiful inside no photography russian style stunning building toompea hill old town worth a visit upper town icons interior photos priest scaffolding incense worship
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely cathedral, picture perfect, standing opposite parliament on the hill. It has a very Russian feel to it, but it really is strikingly beautiful, stunning architecture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Luke-n-LauraB
Reviewed 4 days ago

amazing church, great views from there ,no pics could be taken inside which was a pity the building itself was like something out of St Petersburg

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mercboy482
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarkW55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CptVonTripp
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mercman111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the castle stands the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, built during the Russian domination at the end of the 19th century and still serving the Orthodox community of the city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Q3373UPbrianj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Imposing Russian Cathedral both inside and outside. Definitely worth a visit. We have been able to participate in a part of a service.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dennisbernardusj2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 677sandrines
Reviewed 10 January 2019

in russian cristmas it was closed after 18..tis is very strange for us. there are very beautiful view near the Cathedral

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.