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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #9 of 138 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Having just returned from Russia, this was nothing special. It is nice and by far the most beautiful church in Tallinn. But, it is similar, but not as impressive as the ones in Russia.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We've all seen the pictures from the outside. Inside it also exceeded my expectations, although it was much smaller than I expected.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Set on the top of Toompea this cathedral looks magnificent from the outside. The interior does not disappoint. It should not be missed when visiting Tallinn.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I visited late (around 7 PM) expecting to see only the outside, but found a service in progress, so I went in, remaining quiet in the background, but was able to view the interior, icons, alter screens, and so forth. Highly recommended if you haven't seen a Russian Orthodox service in progress.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This Cathedral was very beautiful, both inside and out. It was very busy and we only had ten minutes to have a little look around but we enjoyed our visit. Definitely worth a look

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Perhaps toe much accustomed to stylish christian churches (although I liked the Russian orthodox church in Helsinki very much). This clearly is a top-down creation with as only intention to impress.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We only pop in a few seconds but it is a very impressive church, not sure the use of it now but worth the visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We saw the picture in some postcards and decided to go find it. It didn't disappoint. Tallinn is a great town and this church was beautiful. One of my favorite stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cathedrals named for Alexander Nevsky are all over eastern Europe, but this is one of the best. The hilltop location is magnificent and the views of surrounding Tallinn worth the walk up some steep streets to get there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This large cathedral is situated on the hill overlooking the town and on the day of our visit long lines of visitors were waiting to get in. However, once you entered the cathedral there, was a feeling of some let down. In short, after seeing so many magnificent churches and cathedrals before, this one really had nothing special to leave... More

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