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Empty church worth a visit, requires restoration

Desperate need of restoration. Good to check the local architecture. Seems some elderly women are... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Rome, Italy
Cathedral on her way down

Although beautiful and majestic, the inner side will disappoint some visitors. The place is quite... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
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The church was built in 1881–84 for the Lutheran workers of the Kreenholm Factory and it was designed by St. Petersburg architect, Otto Pius von Hippius. The Alexander's Cathedral was damaged during both World War I and II. The bell town was...more
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Very interesting old church that needs restoration. It also serves as a museum has a good viewing place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George A
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Watch from the distance. Actually this building is uncured and closed. One can discern that 20 may be more years ago some improvement works were performed, but now all the wooden platforms and stairs are rotten and even stone stairs are halfway collapsed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Martins V
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We walked around the outside of this immense, octagonal church which was built from 1881-1884. It’s a magnificent and beautiful white building. The hexagonal cathedral hall awaits restoration but it had a stark beauty and untouched charm. It was an emotional moment for me when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Desperate need of restoration. Good to check the local architecture. Seems some elderly women are interested in selling small things from the church to tourists. Not much to visit in Narva. Thus tourists could buy souvenirs especially religious ones there.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Although beautiful and majestic, the inner side will disappoint some visitors. The place is quite dull and seems run down. It perspires authenticity though and hosts a decent museum on the first floor. Do not expect baroque decorations, this is as raw as a cathedral...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

That was WOW effect when I entered Alexander cathedral! I just did not expect such a pale and simple from outside church would be as authospheric and emotional as it eventually was! I realize the interior is partly under reconstruction and probably soon will become...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I visited the Cathedral visiting for a music concert. The cathedral is one of the major attractions on Narva and is well worth a visit. The church is a 'working' church and should be judged as a place of worship not a tourist attraction. Facilities...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank CedPompey
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Here's my daughter was baptized, and then many years later was baptized in her three sons in Alexander's Cathedral in Minsk. I remember this day in the summer 1981. Thank you Holy Alexander for your patronage.

Date of experience: July 2012
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