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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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A Very Visible Cathedral

Tzar Alexander III built this Cathedral in 1900 right across from the Parliament Building. It is on the hill, and is visible from many spots in the old city. Its typical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Tzar Alexander III built this Cathedral in 1900 right across from the Parliament Building. It is on the hill, and is visible from many spots in the old city. Its typical onion-shaped domes are loved by tourists, but hated by the locals because they symbolize Russian oppression. The Cathedral inside is fully decorated with lots of gold icons. No photographs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This church is gorgeous both outside and inside. Make sure to visit during the mass if possible. While it is not huge, it is certainly dazzling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

There it sits on the crest of Toompea Hill, golden crosses and onion domes gleaming in the sunlight. The Cathedral is visible (in fact, impossible to miss) from many areas of Old Town, and if ever a building called (screamed) out for a photo op, this is it, as evidenced by the hordes of tourists surrounding it with cameras clicking.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I loved the outside more than the inside. When the sun is out and the sky is blue it makes for a sunning photo, until they cover it when they are doing restoration work

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

OK, it's a political statement as much as a church, but it's certainly an impressive testament from those who put it there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Must see when in Tallinn. Interesting historic, I beautiful building, and a great view from hilltop. Part of very nice walking tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral at the top of the hill opposite the parliament building. The outside is an invitation to photograph it from every angle.The inside is even more beautiful and peaceful but no photography is allowed. It is open most days and there is no fee for entry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Passed and had a look, during a service. Priest praying and singing have A special atmosphere in this beautiful church. Definitely worth walking up the hill for this as well as view down on Tallinn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very fine orthodox church. Definitely one of Tallin's most interesting landmarks. Must see for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stands out in the old city area and certainly worth a visit inside. No pics allowed and standing only.

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

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