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Address: Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Description: This onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1900 and named...
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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andor says: gorgeous and monumental, a must!

A beautiful architectural site. Very impressive from outside, more plain from inside. Enjoyed the time walking around the site from outside more so than inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful architectural site. Very impressive from outside, more plain from inside. Enjoyed the time walking around the site from outside more so than inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to enjoy a service taking place. Although we couldn't understand the words it was really beautiful. Reminded me of the singing at the beginning of the film Dr Zhivago. Very sad sounding but nice to listen to. Didn't experience any beggars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Cathedral - only spoilt by the tourists - and yes I was one! Far too noisy and no respect for being in a church - such a shame as a wonderful place to visit - simply beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I travelled to Russia and the style of this cathedral reminded me of the church on Red Square in Moscow and Savior on Spilled Blood in Saint Petersburg. This church is a nice way to experience russian orthodox church without going to Russia. The place acan get very crowded though. Try to go later in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a stop at the cathedral while walking through old town. It was a brief stop as there was not a lot of room for walking through the cathedral, but it was a very worthwhile visit. Both the inside and outside of the cathedral were beautiful. Worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went in as we were touring Old Town. We didn't have a tour guide, but were led by our son who had recently returned from serving in Tallinn as an LDS (Mormon) missionary. The cathedral is very beautiful and impressive to see, inside and out. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty cathedral in the heart of Tallinn. We visited the cathedral as we explored Tallinn's old town. Be aware of beggars and other people seeking your money. This spot and the surrounding parks seemed to have the most of anywhere in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We chose to visit this church because it looked different than the others and we had a nice, although short visit inside. The inside was really interesting and pretty, although there were too many people inside at one time in my opinion. Which meant that you didn't get that quiet atmosphere inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is our first visit to a Russian Orthodox cathedral. It looks amazing on outside and the inside as well. We happened to visit the church during their mass service and it was wonderful to be a part of it. This church is located on Toompea Hill, just opposite Toompea Castle (pink building). St Mary's Cathedral (also known as Dome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is back up in the less-crowded area of Old Town, so that makes it even more enjoyable. It's a great-looking building with a lot of history and character. Not much more to say than that, other than that it is certainly worth a visit and a look inside. Makes for a great picture from the outside, too, of course... More 

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Address: Address: Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn

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