Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - A Quick Overview


Address: Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia

Phone: +372-6443484

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Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn

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.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the cathedral is Free.

How To reach Alexander Nevsky Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Bus: Vabaduse valjak
  • Light Rail/ Tram: Vabaduse valjak
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car / Bike.

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn Reviews

  • The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral 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. The late Russian patriarch, Alexis II, started his priestly ministry in the church.

  • The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral crowns the hill of Toompea which is one of several places where according to legend the Estonian folk hero Kalevipoeg's father Kalev is said to have been buried.[2] The cathedral was built during the period of late 19th century Russification and was so disliked by many Estonians as a symbol of oppression that the Estonian authorities scheduled the cathedral for demolition in 1924, but the decision was never implemented due to lack of funds and the building's massive construction. As the USSR was officially non-religious, many churches including this cathedral were left to decline. The church has been meticulously restored since Estonia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

  • Nice architecture. Even more beautiful in the night.

  • 1928 was a plan to pull down the Orthodox Cathedral of Tallinn but a better idea will be to rename this church as a Greek Catholic Church of Tallinn because actually Russian Orthodoxies doesn't exist because all the Orthodox are Greek Orthodoxies

  • A beautiful 19th century Russian orthodox cathedral.

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