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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #12 of 145 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

just go there! fantastic cathedral that you can not miss. You can see it from almost everywhere in Tallin. Please do respect the fact that it is a Church, and be quiet! We were so Lucky that we got to see wedding and child cristening, very special <3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you have never been in an orthodox church don't even think about leaving Tallinn without going to this place! You can see it from all over the city, the odd church with the onion domes looking like something from Red Square. When you go inside the church is just amazing, the icons are fantastic, the scent of incense... One... More

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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There was a mass on during our visit, and the scent of the incense was magical when walking around. Important to respect the silence sign - not everyone did.... Paintings beautiful and also very stunning exterior, although the restoration works outside did make me buy a card instead of taking photo.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This lovely onion-domed church was undergoing exterior renovation when I was there, but it is quite lovely both inside and out. I went into the cathedral twice during my weekend visit. There were women begging out front both times I was there, which can be a bit distracting. But the second time, an old-fashioned car was parked out front and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went there during a day trip as part of our Baltic cruise with Fred.Olsen, and it was a very moving experience. The architecture is clearly spectacular, but there was a special feeling inside the cathedral, so much so that I had to give some money to the little old lady that was begging outside the main entrance. I wished... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An absolutely wonderful cathedral that has to be visited if you go to Tallinn. Excellent view from nearby too.

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Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We passed the church on a Friday evening and there was a service on but we were allowed to go in quietly and join in. It was very interesting listening to the singing and watching the customs of the service. It was a very peaceful place with beautiful artifacts to see. Well worth visiting. There was no charge but that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A stunning onion domed church. Definitely one of the architectural highlights of Tallinn. There is still a little construction work being done to the exterior unfortunately but this does not take away from the overall splendor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I saw many photos before I got to Tallinn of the location, nothing compared to actually standing there to see it for myself. Be sure and get some pictures in front and down the hill looking up. Very majestic and well worth the time!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's a shame that you have to share this beautiful building with so many other visitors! It's one of those buildings where you can't stop taking photos. Some restoration work was going on when we were there in August, but it is very beautiful. It's onion domes are very exotic to us from UK. Loved the interior as well.

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