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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 marvelous example of Russian orthodoxy

This is truly a beautiful cathedral with the exquisite detailing common to the Russian Orthodox religion. We had the pleasure of visiting on the Saturday before their Easter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is truly a beautiful cathedral with the exquisite detailing common to the Russian Orthodox religion. We had the pleasure of visiting on the Saturday before their Easter celebrations and truly enjoyed the sliver of the service that we were able to observe. Please respect the sanctity of an actively serving cathedral and abide by all posted signs. While women... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A wonderful building. We are not religious, but witnessed a orthodox ceremony taking place, stunning! The building is well maintained and in a wonderful position on Toompea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's there, you see its magnificent splendor again and again and again. For some truly spectacular views, climb the steps to the top of the neighboring church tower. The 5 euro fee is well worth the view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I simply fell in love with this imposing church. It is magnificent from the outside and even better inside. it is a must do: the paintings and the ceiling are impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The church and it's dome can be seen from most places around Tallinn Old Town and when you leave and enter modern Tallinn. Interior of the church being renovated at time of visit. Still spelling bound by paintings and religious artefacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Not only is this cathedral impressive from the outside, but the inside is full of detail and gold. Must on a visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Worth a visit for the architecture. They are quite strict on taking photos, but if you're sneaky with a mobile phone you might get away with some cracking shots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a place that you must visit during your stay in Tallinn. It is really beautiful and impressive. Located just next to Estonian parliament

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great views, quite steep & small steps but the views are excellent. Once you've paid the €5 you can then take photos inside the church, staff very friendly & helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

While in Tallinn we visited the Old Town. We stopped at the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an orthodox cathedral, located at the Upper Town known as Toompea, a few blocks from the Town Hall Square. The structure is amazing and you definitely don’t want to pass by. Frankly, the outside of the building was very impressive and the walk around was... More 

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