Narva Alexander's Cathedral

Narva Alexander's Cathedral

Narva Alexander's Cathedral

Narva Alexander's Cathedral
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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 destroyed in 1944 along with the Walcker organ that was located there. Today the church’s bell tower has been restored and Estonia’s largest hexagonal church hall awaits restoration. At the Alexander's Cathedral you can visit the bell tower and the observation platform installed there, as well as a museum where artworks from the 14th to 21st century are displayed.
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Vivian L
Southern Finland, Finland2,504 contributions
This church is well worth visiting even being at the moment under renovation work.
For entrance fee 3 EUR you access the viewing point at 6th floor with an elevator and the museum floors 3, 4 and 5. I hope they get the renovation ready soon.
Written 1 September 2019
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GRAHAM C
Dunton Green, UK814 contributions
Friends
The Alexander Cathedral stands out as the main building in central Narva. Built in honour of Alexander II, a Russian Emperor. A typical Lutheran cathedral. Its bell tower looks modern because it has only been recently restored in 2008 after being totally destroyed in WWII. Worth a looksee.
Written 5 April 2019
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Dmitrij S
Tallinn, Estonia32 contributions
Family
Make sure you ask reception to show you their unique video installation and after that definitely go straight to the top of the bell tower for some magnificent views of Narva.
Written 3 March 2019
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
Couples
Very interesting old church that needs restoration. It also serves as a museum has a good viewing place.
Written 13 September 2018
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Martins V
Jurmala, Latvia386 contributions
Couples
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.
Written 16 July 2018
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royandjeanette
Keighley447 contributions
Couples
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 I thought of my Estonian family history with this cathedral which I found overwhelming. There is a lady running a shop but there are no other facilities. We came here in 2013 but the cathedral wasn’t opened so we were so pleased to be able to go inside this time. We hope it gets restored as we want to come back at again.
Written 7 July 2018
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Hotelz001
Rome, Italy83 contributions
Friends
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.
Written 21 December 2017
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Cimmerianbloke
Rixensart, Belgium431 contributions
Solo
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 can get. I am still puzzled at why the lady running the shop had a NATO flag on her desk though...
Written 15 July 2017
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VasilyMalygin
St. Petersburg, Russia1,145 contributions
Couples
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 regular white-walled church, but now with bricks and wooden beams it really makes some unique aura.
Written 30 July 2015
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Ced H
Bandung, Indonesia134 contributions
Friends
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 are limited (such as toilets) but there is a small gift shop and a visitor area. The Cathedral has an untouched charm, although some of our group were worried by the scaffolding that appeared to be supporting the fragile roof. To my mind, this only adds to the charm and appeal. I didn't spend long studying the church's history but would recommend a visit if you are in Narva.
Written 8 July 2014
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