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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #8 of 144 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

An absolutely wonderful cathedral that has to be visited if you go to Tallinn. Excellent view from nearby too.

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Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We passed the church on a Friday evening and there was a service on but we were allowed to go in quietly and join in. It was very interesting listening to the singing and watching the customs of the service. It was a very peaceful place with beautiful artifacts to see. Well worth visiting. There was no charge but that... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A stunning onion domed church. Definitely one of the architectural highlights of Tallinn. There is still a little construction work being done to the exterior unfortunately but this does not take away from the overall splendor.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I saw many photos before I got to Tallinn of the location, nothing compared to actually standing there to see it for myself. Be sure and get some pictures in front and down the hill looking up. Very majestic and well worth the time!!

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's a shame that you have to share this beautiful building with so many other visitors! It's one of those buildings where you can't stop taking photos. Some restoration work was going on when we were there in August, but it is very beautiful. It's onion domes are very exotic to us from UK. Loved the interior as well.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lovely majestic Cathedral of Protestant sort (no stained glass). Soaring arched ceiling with great photo opportunities

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located in Toompea Hill, this is an extraordinary Russian Orthodox Church, the biggest one in Estonia, it llooks small inside though . Extremley nice icons in the altar and delightful " Madonna and Child " covered with silver. I was there while there was a service, and, truly is very solemn: people is standing the whole service, bendig down and... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This church is one of the nicest in Estonia and it has a remarkable architecture especially the exteriors. It is also in proximity to other interesting sights and points of interest

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Tallinn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The biggest orthodox church in Estonia, located on the hill in Old town territory with a nice view around. Very beautiful "iconostas" - main altar, covered with iconas. Good place to visit but also to pray and lit a honey candle for our family and friends. Take a chance to see and listen to traditional religious singing.

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is an active orthodox church with amazingly beautiful icons. Go during the services. Estonians are all great singers and in church they sing beautifully!

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