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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Ranked #9 of 137 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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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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netanya, israel
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Nie old cathedral, but unfortunately for us the big draw was the relief it provided from the oppressive late May Tallinn heat!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Impressive good artwork. 19th century Russian orthodox cathedral with the country's largest bell which is a symbol of the centuries of Russification endured by Estonia. They need to sort out the entrance way to cope with the stream of visitors going in and out. List of steps to climb. Too many people to fully appreciate the splendour

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Hampshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not a patch on the cathedrals in St Petersburg, very beautiful on the outside, but not so on the inside. There was little to see and nothing to read which was in English, or other languages to help with soaking up the historical atmosphere of the place.

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