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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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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 3 days ago

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

Thank 311ATINA
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really beautiful Russian church with very unusual onion shaped domes. Worth visiting and going in for a look around (free).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of our tour organized by SPB. Taking photos inside was not allowed. So did not tried it. But could see that people taking photos secretly. Nothing much to view from outside. But its something nice inside. Was too much crowded due to...More

Thank ShankerSreekumar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church both inside and outside. The church can be seen from about anywhere in Tallinn Old Town because it sits atop of the tallest hill in Tallinn. Photo's could not be taken inside because it is operational church and not a museum.

Thank dleng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst you are in Talinn pop into this church ..... it’s Russian Orthodox so quite grand and ornate v v different from St Olav.

Thank F20JAC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large church, which dominates the skyline as you walk up to Toompea, is a most impressive sight from the outside. The domes and towers look pristine but, sadly, the interior is not half as elaborate as many Russian Orthodox churches, looking positively plain in...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very moving experience with a priest chanting during our visit. Sadly some people chose to ignore the requests and signs not to take photographs inside. Please respect the fact that this is a holy and sacred place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is very impressive and dominates the skyline and Castle Hill area, I was disappointed with the inside though, not as grand as I expected.

Thank Eve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral sits in a very busy tourist spot in Tallinis where many tourists congregate to view and take photographs whilst waiting to enter. It is a lovely spot with views very the city, the adjacent city walls and the very ornate church itself. It...More

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9 September 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a charge ..... it’s very impressive
28 August 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes - some scaffolding there
20 September 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.