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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 1 week ago

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
Thank lsd802508
Reviewed 1 week ago

This catheral is beautiful in the top of the Tallinn Old Town. You walk up through narrow alleys and get the feeling of going back in the history. Hadn't been there for years so we visited again. Inside you find wonderful works, both paintings and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nanna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decorated with gold, you wonder where the money came from to complete it, except, of course, it's Russian. Staff not very helpful or friendly, and large central area closed off, but interesting to wander round and wonder how much the gold is worth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlanHassall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing piece of architecture. The highest building in Tallinn. Excellent window into the Russian Orthodox religion. You can observe services but note that women must wear some form of head scarf. They also do not speak that much English but it’s not a problem...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBroadbents
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is not far from the town hall. It is very impressive. You'll get the chance to take some amazing photos of it as you're approaching it on your walk through the old town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mbrnardic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this cathedral is impressive, great architecture. It doesn't cost anything to in and see the interior. Inside is decorated traditionally and is plain in some sections with some intricate detailing in important areas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenjaminR331
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Stunning building in Tallinn old town. We were surprised that there wasn’t an entrance fee and went inside where we found some lovely cheap postcards.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cm9720
Reviewed 3 December 2018

This was my first visit to a Russian Orthodox Church and it was very beautiful indeed. Unfortunately unable to take photos inside so only in my head to remember it by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenniepearson
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I liked this cathedral although the staff inside were a little strict. When we visited a lot of the church was having renovations made to it, but we still got some good pictures. Sadly there wasn't much information about the history of the church, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LilyDavid
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This is Russian era and well preserved. The church is amazing with wonderful stained glass and carved wood alters. There was a lot of brass instead of gold which is different for such a grand cathedral. Would recommend a visit as it is free admission

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.