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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Address: Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1900 and named...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are in Tallinn, you can not miss a visit to the amazing Alexander Nevsky Cathedral! Stunning arcitecture, beautiful colours and a calm and a good atmosphere to reflect on youre life and youre trip. I cannot describe what this visit meant to me with just words. Im not religious, but to be in a place like this, is... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Built on the grave of Estonian hero Kalev (Linda's husband) and ordered by Tsar Alexander III, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a stunning Russian Orthodox church, a spectacular example of opulence and architectural masterpiece.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This magnificent onion domed structure celebrating the Orthodox Church stands tall and proud on Toompea Hill overlooking the sprawling walls and town below. It is a splendid mix and presentation of one of God's sanctuaries. Enjoy and consume the interior and it's decor. A must see for all coming to Tallinn.

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Tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Overlooking the Old Town this is a place to go! Typical Russian cathedral with lots of gold, candles everywhere and in every corner a small little altar again with candles and pictures of different holy people. Outside the old women are sitting or standing at or on the stairs and asking for money. Have little money for them, too. Really... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Looks more impressive from outside. Interior was under renovation in Feb, no service, and not allowed to wander around inside.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was the first Russian Orthodox church I have ever seen, and it really was a sight - especially when it was lit up in the evening by warm light so that the onion domes contrasted the cold, blue sky. The interior was a bit of a downer after the beautiful, ornamented exterior, but they were doing some reconstructional work... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This pompous building covered with shining gilding looks completely out of place in this medieval castle with Gothic cathedrals. It is the only building in the whole Old City of Tallinn which just does not fit there. It would be much better to build Orthodox church in some other place, outside of city walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a beautiful church and was recommended by a friend. Very stunning and definitely worth visiting there on your trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Simply beautiful! The building itself is very impressive inside and out so I would say a must see for anyone visiting Tallinn Old Town, even if not religious.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Interior is a bit somber, dark. Rude Russian ladies at entrance begging for money ( only beggars I saw in Tallinn) Inside church is kind of disappointing. Glad they played some music in there

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