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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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Splendid Cathedral in Tallinn

Except for some maintenance work going on at the time we were there, it was a wonderful building to see - beautiful colors, and the artwork was a treat to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Except for some maintenance work going on at the time we were there, it was a wonderful building to see - beautiful colors, and the artwork was a treat to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Simply breathtaking. I live here since last winter, i've visited a few times, and I'm still amazed for this beautiful cathedral. To me, by far, the best monument on the city. Try to visit around at night, all the ceilings are illuminated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As may be gathered from the name, the cathedral celebrates the Russian hero who halted the Teutonic advance. Typical highly decorated Orthodox style although still a place for quiet contemplation for those following the faith. Tourists should be aware that a dress code is enforced at the door, eg no short shorts for females.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The onion domes of this cathedral and the architectur make this sight a must see in Riga although it was quite an uphill walk from our hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Just imagine the time and effort that went into creating such a building. And the patients the craftsmen had.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The outside is impressive, the inside has lots of shiny gold. Most of the interior is cordoned off for visitors. Pay a 15-minute visit and wander around Toompea afterwards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

once youve made your way up to the top of the hill it is imperitive you pop in to see this Cathedral it doesnt need to be a long stop but just enough time to briefly look around inside which is deceptively small inside compared with the outside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Russians wanted to show who ruled and built this lovely church, probably the most luxurious building in town. Estonians are very modest people, so they were fine with it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful outside and ornate interior. Good for a 10 - 15 minute stopover. The inside is really not in the league of the great churches of Europe, though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited on Sunday morning with service taking place....atmosphere amazing. A typical orthodox setting on Toompea.

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