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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #10 of 141 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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Columbus, Ohio
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful church with its onion-domes and a quick reminder of the Russian influence on Estonia. Inside the church is beautiful and there are candles that can be lit for loved ones.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral dominates the skyline of Tallinn and is a beautiful example of an Orthodox Cathedral. The exterior was being freshly painted while we visited and the golden crosses on the roof top shimmered in the sunlight.

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Kursk, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

When you near aboout a great orthodox church, you imagine something more impressive. The style is interesting, but inside the cathedral presents nothing unusual. Rather simple, in my view.

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Turku, Finland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This place is well worth a visit, very beautiful and a good example of an orthodox church. However, when we visited it in July it was very crowded with tourists and neither quiet nor peaceful. It may be a good idea to make a visit during off-season in order to get a better experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Since this was before we went to St. Petersburg, it was very impressive just to see the Cathedral from the outside. My Dad loves to visit churches and cathedrals and by his standard this place did not disappoint. Worth the walk up to the Cathedral and you must go inside and explore the entire building, very impressive.

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newton, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The onion domes may make you feel as if you are in Russia but you are in beautiful Tallinn. The church is a beautiful building and the inside is glorious with gold and mosaic all over. You should not miss this place if you visit Tallinn.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This cathedral is in the upper portion of the old city, but worth the easy climb to reach it. It's very crowded getting in and out so be prepared for that. As with many Orthodox churches I've seen in Europe, the outside is beautiful and bright while the inside is dark but still worth a look at all the icons... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This Cathedral stands within Toompea above the city of Tallin. It is very striking and very ornate inside. Notices forbid photographs but we certainly saw many visitors ignoring this and using mobile phones and tablets to capture images of the magnificent interior. The outside is having some repairs/restoration work done, but there were plenty of 'angles' to capture pictures of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Aleksandr Nevsky is just beautiful! Very peaceful. If you come in the morning you can talk to a priest. There are some very nice ones. If you love the holy water you can get it there. Must see if you are visiting Tallinn Old city. :)

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sydney,aus
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited this church as part of our tour of Tallinn. It is by the old town so it makes sense to go there first and then to see the old town. It is a nice Orthodox church but not overwhelming like the ones in Russia.

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