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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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Address: Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
Phone Number: 81830
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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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Set on top of Toompea hill it can be seen from many places in the old town. Its strange because it is so different in design from all of the other historical sights in the town... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set on top of Toompea hill it can be seen from many places in the old town. Its strange because it is so different in design from all of the other historical sights in the town. Up close it is a great cathedral, once inside you witness the history of the place. Well worth the climb up the hill to... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

well worth a visit to look around, very russian in architecture looks's like something from Dr Zhivago

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nevertheless this is a Cathedral you should visit in Tallinn. A good walk from the city centre with excellent views.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not to be missed. Wonderful Orthodox style Cathedral. The icons and mosaics are gleaming. Good photo opportunity.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can't go to the old town and walk past without going inside. even if you are not of the same faith, you will be most welcome to wander in and see the impressive inside. very quiet and stunning decoration. no pictures allowed on the inside.

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Kuopio, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another must-see in Tallinn. Going inside is free, but the cathedral is very small. Much nicer from outside. However, you get to see Riigikogu at the very same taxi trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the thought with all those people who built this must have been an honor to create a masterpiece like this. inside it is amazingly beautiful and spacious. Beautiful paintings and Portraits high ceilings decorated lavishly. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see and absolutely stunning. You really get a flavour of the town and would advise wondering around the windy streets around the Cathedral - wonderful.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Cathedral on a Sunday morning, when we felt sure we could get in as on previous visits all doors on all four sides were locked! Whilst the exterior is remarkable the interior compliments the overall beauty of the building. A very impressive and rewarding visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful Russian church with ornate decorations and beautiful ceilings. There was some chanting going on when we visited. A tranquil spot to sit and reflect

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