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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #12 of 149 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very beautiful cathedral, an imposing sight from the outside, very intricate features, I liked it a lot. Go inside and light a candle for a loved one, make a donation for the upkeep and gaze upon beautiful icons.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a sight to be seen, the architecture is unlike anything I've seen and is quite breathtaking. I realise however that I didn't go inside! What a huge mistake as I can see reviews that the inside is spectacular. If you get the chance to see this, don't make the same mistake as me. Go inside... More

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Enghien, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We started our visit of Toompea with this impressing monument. The outside is really nice, but the inside is magnificent. Unfortunately, you can't take any pictures of it.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is an impressive orthodox cathedral from the outside. It sits on top of Toompea Hill in Tallinn, and you can see it for miles - it's an impressive feat of architecture (and power-washing!). However, once you're inside, the building design will be the last thing on your mind, for you'll suddenly find yourself in a lavish arena of gratuitous... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just a quick visit here but the architecture is beautiful. The inside is the same amazing painted walls and columns. Well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

shame about the green scaffolding though! but the place is so beautiful, and there is a priest inside who will make sure you don't take photos!

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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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