Alexander Nevsky CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +372-6443484
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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.
- Admission to the cathedral is Free.
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72.63% 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
The large and richly decorated Russian Orthodox church, designed in a mixed historicist style, was completed on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Czarist Empire. The well-maintained cathedral is one of the most monumental examples of Orthodox sacral architecture in Tallinn. Tallinn’s most powerful ensemble of church bells is located in the church towers. It comprises 11 bells, including Tallinn’s largest bell, which weighs 15 tonnes. Carillons by the entire ensemble can be heard before services. The interior, which is decorated with mosaics and icons, is worth a visit.
Nice onion-domed, Russian Orthodox Church. A fix stop on every tourist city loop. But be aware. The place is for worship, so photos are prohibited.
This cathedral is a striking edifice and a must-see attraction in Tallinn. However, the visit was blighted by the huge crowds which meant that large areas of the church were cordoned off and it was impossible to pause to take in the internal beauty. It was not permissible to take photos inside; can't think why.
Beautiful Russian orthodox church build between 1894 and 1900. It's on the hills of Tompea which is located in the famous old town of Tallinn. Beautifully restored when Estonia became independent in 1991. The church is still in use. You can visit the interior but note that photography is not allowed. They have special equipment to have people in a wheelchair also visit the church. Just ask the staff onsite. Like this post please if useful. Thank you.
A beautiful orthodox church. Try not to be rushed by the many tourists. Take your time and enjoy the place.