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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Closes in 5 min: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning building in Tallinn old town. We were surprised that there wasn’t an entrance fee and went inside where we found some lovely cheap postcards.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cm9720
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to a Russian Orthodox Church and it was very beautiful indeed. Unfortunately unable to take photos inside so only in my head to remember it by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenniepearson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this cathedral although the staff inside were a little strict. When we visited a lot of the church was having renovations made to it, but we still got some good pictures. Sadly there wasn't much information about the history of the church, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LilyDavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is Russian era and well preserved. The church is amazing with wonderful stained glass and carved wood alters. There was a lot of brass instead of gold which is different for such a grand cathedral. Would recommend a visit as it is free admission

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HazelR582
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside and Out, really beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral. Always fascinating how different religions have their churches. Just a pity photos are not allowed inside. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened by Nevsky Cathedral during a service, so it was a bit crowded inside, as the service participants were in a separate, roped-off area and the tourist/sight-seeings were near the main entrance. We didn't stay long because of the crowd, but it was very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rowdy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty on the outside. Typical orthodox church on the inside. No photos allowed inside. If you've never been to an orthodox church and are walking by, you could stop in. Great view to take a photo is from the Kiek in de Kok.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank apcstac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is very fine outside and inside. It is really worth of visit. If you visit at an appropriate time when the church is open, step in.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Called to see this cathedral on a Sunday and it was extremely busy, don't know if it was a special day for the church or not. All women had covered their heads. Lots of offerings there. Church is beautiful inside and a reverent air in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 311ATINA
Reviewed November 10, 2018

The cathedral is built in the up-hill, able to see it from far. Its entry is free and crowded with tourist. Phototaking are allowed outisde only. The interior was not as grand as its facade but worthed visiting. Kohtuosta viewing platform is near to cathedral...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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September 9, 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a charge ..... it’s very impressive
August 28, 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes - some scaffolding there
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Mellie2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. No, there was no entrance fee. It is beautiful! We really enjoyed it. Please be aware that photos are prohibited.
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Regina, Canada
Itinerary (4 Replies)
Hi! My friend and I arrive in Sofia at 9:20AM on Oct 12 and are there till early morning Oct 16th. Very short trip unfortunately, but want to make the best of it. My priorities are to see Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia,Rila and Boyana ( thinking a day tour for this), Plovdiv and Bachkovo. I had considered Belogradchik as well, but that only works if I do 3 single day tours, one on each day ( 13, 14, 15th) with sightseeing in Sofia on 12th when we arrive). However, the day tours to...More
September 11, 2015|
Response fromKaeleku|
I think the first one is good, spending a bit more time in and overnighting in Plovdiv is worth it, its a fun town. Just make sure you are in the center - either the old town or the new town's pedestrian center, there are a lot of hotels outside of that area that are not convenient for seeing things. I assume when you say Rila you mean Rila Monestary, and by Boyana you mean the Church, not the suburb. Both UNESCO sites and worth seeing for sure, especially Rila. Are you taking a tour of...More
Ossett, United Kingdom
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - open for visits? (3 Replies)
Does anyone know, please? The only site I can find gives a visit outline but doesn't actually say if it's open during the week for visitors. Thanks.
September 15, 2009|
Response fromPvoyageuse|
According to the Paris Tourist Office it is open for visitors on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 3pm to 5 pm.
Drogheda, Ireland
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (4 Replies)
I am trying to locate the opening hours of this Cathedral in Tallinn, can anybody help. Thank you.
August 14, 2016|
Response fromMpc94|
Brilliant and thank you Whisky Traveller