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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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Address: Lossi plats 10, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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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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beautiful spot

quite a walk up hill to reach it but worth the trek. beautiful architecture. a place to ensure you see.

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Nova Scotia
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quite a walk up hill to reach it but worth the trek. beautiful architecture. a place to ensure you see.

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A beautiful Cathedral on top of the hill. (Two blocks from St. Mary's) This is a great photo opportunity. Adjacent to a beautiful park and also, the walkway to the Sweater Wall.

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Rauma, Finland
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Very beautiful orthodox church, the pearl of architecture. We were there on Saturady, before Easter. In the church we saw the ceremony with Orthodox priests. It was really very exciting. The hill, where the church is situated is really very nice. You have nice view , small park, where you can sit and take rest. Amazing place.

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Tallinn was one of our stops in our Scandinavia cruise. It was July but it was windy & cold. This cathedral is a must see when you visit Talinn. It's one of the tourist attractions. The architecture outside of this cathedral is beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get a ticket for the hop-on/hop-off bus, take the bus to the upper reaches of the city, get off at the Cathedral, tour it as it is not crowded as the Russian Orthodox churches in St Petersburg are, and then work your way down the cobble streets from the upper town. Most of the guide books recommend this and it... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both from the inside and outside looks amazing. I really recommend to see this place and if you wanna take photos, the best time is when the sun goes down!

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Fredericton, Canada
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There are apparently about 100,000 ethnic Russians still living in Estonia following the collapse of the Soviet Union and this church is a good example of the long standing influence of Russia on this country. The church is well maintained, nicely painted outside and has lots of stone, gilt and stained glass inside. It is still in active use and... More 

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We visited the church on a beautiful sunny but cold day. The outside is impressive and towers above against the horizon. But we were really impressed with the interior. The church inside is ornate and richly decorated with gold, stained glass and beautiful colors. There was a service going on at the time and astonishingly the parishioners stand the entire... More 

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Whilst not authentic Estonian, the Cathedral is nevertheless a stunning building that is located in a prominent position on the edge of Tallin's old town. The inside is beautifully decorated in common with many city cathedrals and it doesn't disappoint. A visit is highly recommended.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral can be seen as the cream of your walk in the Old Town. The Russian Orthodox church has a beautiful architecture that reflects classic Russian and can be reached at the end of your walk in Old Town. The park in front of the church can be used as a time-out point for your walk in the... More 

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