Alexander Nevsky Cathedral569 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +372-6443484
- Time Required: 00:25 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Built in the late 19th century in a typical Russian Revival style of architecture, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral’s onion shaped domes catch your attention straight away. The cathedral is placed on a mount where Kalev is believed to be buried and where Linda mourned for him.
The main alter with golden embellishments, mosaic elements that are seen throughout the Cathedral, stained-glass windows, and the 11 bells that are elaborately decorated- all spin magic and is one of the most splendid sights in the city for architecture and art lovers.
Entrance Ticket Details For Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Admission to the cathedral is Free.
How to Reach Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Bus: Vabaduse valjak
- Light Rail/ Tram: Vabaduse valjak
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car / Bike.
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53.48% of people who visit Tallinn include Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
27.91% of people start their Alexander Nevsky Cathedral visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
53.96% of people prefer walking in order to reach Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Reviews & Ratings
Astounding, I really liked it. The architecture is like cathedrals of Moscow and quite beautiful. Visiting inside is a must cause they are doing nice rituals. Behind the cathedral there is a magnificent garden with a viewing platform and some seats to rest for some moment.
This is a place of faith and a such, it is an honor to be able to enter it. Yes, photography is not allowed and men are expected to take their hats off. But really, it wasn't built and doesn't primarily function as a tourist spot. It would be nice then if women would bring a scarf or shawl to cover their heads but this is not required. The building is beautiful on the hill overlooking Tallinn and is interior is as appealing. It is Russian and built rather late, and isn't medieval in style. These seem poor objections to the place even if we grant Soviet hegemony is a fact of Estonian history. It is the beauty of the place and the ongoing faith community that makes this and other churches - including the much plainer Church of the Holy Spirit, off the square. During our visit, a liturgy was being chanted and thus we experienced not only the structure but the faith expression of the people. If you're going to be in Tallinn, why wouldn't you visit here for its beauty and its openness? There is a small gift shop that takes dollars and euros. Recommended.
The most impressive church in Tallinn, in my opinion. Be sure to have a look at the insane décor inside as well. After seeing the lavish gold inlay everywhere they could fit it, I found the little wooden box at the exit labelled "donations for church maintenance" to be quite amusing.
A fabulous cathedral that overlooks Tallinn. It is located in the Old Town and you should visit it. The entrance is free and the cathedral inside is spectacular. Despite it being small, if you're in the centre visiting this place is a must
Cathedral is designed in a typical Russian Revival style and built between 1894 and 1900 when the country was part of the Russian Empire. It is Tallinn's largest and grandest orthodox cupola cathedral. It is dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky who in 1242 won the Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus, in the territorial waters of present-day Estonia.