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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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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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Beautiful church

The Cathedral is very small and unfortunately, we could not enter right away as, understandable as a funeral was going on. After we got in everything was roped off, so you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is very small and unfortunately, we could not enter right away as, understandable as a funeral was going on. After we got in everything was roped off, so you couldn't get close to view anything close. You also weren't allowed to take any photos (even without a flash) which prompted you to have to buy 80 euro cent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very beautiful church. It is decorated with beautiful ornaments. You feel the holiness and the greatness once you step inside. Outside there is a lovely view of the old town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral, inside and out. A service was taking place when we visited and that added to the occasion. Really worth visiting. The views of Tallinn from the surrounding streets is fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You can see this impressive structure from a number of locations around Old Town. Up close its even more magnificent. I took a ton of pictures! Although there are a number of churches in Old Town, they are all different enough that they warrant visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely church with a style like the ones in Russia. A must see when in Tallin, go early and avoid the masses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Impressive 19th century Russian orthodox church which is still in use. Interior is impressive. Best approach is through the red roofed gate tower. Located opposite the Toompea Castle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a very large and very ornate Russian Orthodox cathedral on top of Toompea Hill. Very attractive interior with extensive gold trimmed icons and photos. Church still maintained that religious feel despite its overwhelming tourist crowd. Photos (with or without flash) are prohibited but you can easily buy postcards of the interior at the gift shop or from local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Russian Orthodox church in use by local people. Lots of the religious history to see. We saw a service in operation complete with all the 'drama' and it was certainly 'different'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is beautiful architecturally but also a very spiritual space - the view from the top of the roofstairs is well worth the exercise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was breathtaking; I would have taken interior pictures but they are expressly forbidden. Majestic and clad in gold, an amazing space. I recently lost my best friend and in the Cathedral I finally had a good cry after lighting a candle in his memory. This is a very inspirational space whether you are religious or not.... More 

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