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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #10 of 143 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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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Located in Toompea Hill, this is an extraordinary Russian Orthodox Church, the biggest one in Estonia, it llooks small inside though . Extremley nice icons in the altar and delightful " Madonna and Child " covered with silver. I was there while there was a service, and, truly is very solemn: people is standing the whole service, bendig down and... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

This church is one of the nicest in Estonia and it has a remarkable architecture especially the exteriors. It is also in proximity to other interesting sights and points of interest

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Tallinn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The biggest orthodox church in Estonia, located on the hill in Old town territory with a nice view around. Very beautiful "iconostas" - main altar, covered with iconas. Good place to visit but also to pray and lit a honey candle for our family and friends. Take a chance to see and listen to traditional religious singing.

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is an active orthodox church with amazingly beautiful icons. Go during the services. Estonians are all great singers and in church they sing beautifully!

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Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I like Orthodox churches, maybe that's the reason why I liked this cathedral very much. Impressive both outside and inside. Unfortunately the external view is now being obstructed by some maintenance works. Worth visitinG!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This Russian Orthodox Church has all the components of the quintessential church: spires, domes, mosaics, gold. It sits on the top most hill overlooking the town, and has an interesting history. Opposite it is the Parliament building. While the locals aren't fond of it, due to their history with the Soviets, it is lovely to see.

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Victoria, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very nice orthodox church. Full of culture and riches. The surroundings also very nice. Many tourists visiting the place.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A must-see. I love cathedrals and this does not disappoint. Quite beautiful inside and out. From the outside it is quite stunning in the skyline. Unfortunately, some of the spires were under renovation during visit and thus reflected in my pictures.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This cathedral has an outstanding appearence from the outside, with really nice details! I was unluky that when I visited it there were remodeling work going on and so I couldn't have a good look inside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautiful building, definitely work the walk. The stairs are steep, so if you have a child in a buggy it will take two people to go up. The inside is lovely, and needed minor repair as of our visit.

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