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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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Address: Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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This onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1900 and named after...

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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Beautiful Architecture

The Alexander Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in Tallinn. On a sunny day you're able to take great photos of the exterior. No photo taking is alllowed inside the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alexander Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in Tallinn. On a sunny day you're able to take great photos of the exterior. No photo taking is alllowed inside the church. Be aware there are large tour groups in the morning and early afternoon. Better to go later in the afternoon.

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This is an exceptionally well maintained church with a lot of religious articles to look at as well as a great place to just sit and absorb the atmosphere

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Helsinki, Finland
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We managed to visit the cathedral when there was an Easter ceremony going on. Highly interesting! The church is very decorative with a lot of icons.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably one of the most impressive buildings in Tallinn, both inside and out. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos inside and its not all that big compared to the great cathedrals of England or France, so you probably won't spend very long inside.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice and open orthodox cathedral just across from the Estonian parliament and castle. Still acts as a local church despite the location. Lots of nice paintings and icons around the church and some fantastic stained glass windows above the altar. Well worth a visit, take a seat and admire the artwork

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

this cathedral is after tsar Peters grandson but i found this nothing out of the ordinary. the outside of this cathedral is charming and visible from old town.

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Mx y el mundo
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting visit not just as an architectural beauty but as a way to understand the history of Estonia and its relation with the Russian Empire. It's beautiful both in the outside and the inside. Not pictures allowed in the inside

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both the exterior architecture and also the internal decor are quite stunning to a Western Eye. This is a fully functioning Cathedral and one needs to be respectful of the regular worshippers coming in and out. No internal Photography allowed.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

quite a walk up hill to reach it but worth the trek. beautiful architecture. a place to ensure you see.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful Cathedral on top of the hill. (Two blocks from St. Mary's) This is a great photo opportunity. Adjacent to a beautiful park and also, the walkway to the Sweater Wall.

Thank James J

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