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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Address: Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #9 of 159 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1900 and named...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was the first Russian Orthodox church I have ever seen, and it really was a sight - especially when it was lit up in the evening by warm light so that the onion domes contrasted the cold, blue sky. The interior was a bit of a downer after the beautiful, ornamented exterior, but they were doing some reconstructional work... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This pompous building covered with shining gilding looks completely out of place in this medieval castle with Gothic cathedrals. It is the only building in the whole Old City of Tallinn which just does not fit there. It would be much better to build Orthodox church in some other place, outside of city walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a beautiful church and was recommended by a friend. Very stunning and definitely worth visiting there on your trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Simply beautiful! The building itself is very impressive inside and out so I would say a must see for anyone visiting Tallinn Old Town, even if not religious.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Interior is a bit somber, dark. Rude Russian ladies at entrance begging for money ( only beggars I saw in Tallinn) Inside church is kind of disappointing. Glad they played some music in there

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Cathedral is beautiful from the outside, and it might be from the inside as well, but when we were visiting (Dec.2014), it was being renovated, and almost everything was covered up.

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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A definite must when you visit Old Town! Go inside, it is amazing architecturally and the singing adds a lovely element.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This structure is gorgeous from the outside but is undergoing massive construction inside so everything is roped off and there are builders in there, lovely for the outside though.

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Lysekil, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

next time I visit Tallinn. 14 years ago I visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, so it was time for a return. Unfortunately the cathedral was under repairment then I visit this time, but in the same way it's nice to see that buildings get necessary maintenance.

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Whilst in Tallinn you must make a visit to the Cathedral. The architecture is beautiful and was a welcome relief to get out of the freezing cold weather. The inside was magnificent too.

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