Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy

Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, Nizhny Novgorod

Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy

Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy
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The cathedral was built in honor of Alexander II, who visited Nizhny Novgorod during the International industrial artistic exhibition that was held in Nizhny Novgorod in 1896.
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Eva J
Moscow, Russia2,698 contributions
Solo
I'm not a fan of the exterior color, but the inside of this church is beautiful. Wood iconostases. Beautiful painting all over the interior.
Written 16 February 2020
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Víťa
Prague, Czech Republic60 contributions
Solo
Large church, visible from many places in Novgorod. It was monument of Novgorod, until there was build stadion behind him. Interior is impressive. Many icons, altar, candle stands, ...

Since I donť know how to behave in orthodox church, I feel not welcomed there. But it worth to spend there few minutes, because the architecture of this church is just nice.
Written 30 June 2019
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345mike678
Paris, France112 contributions
Friends
This church is quite old by itself, but the interior is very recent, restored and build up from ground up. Sheer size and magnificent decor of this church is truly amazing, regardless of your religion and belief. Absolutely a great place to visit. Transportation could be tricky, so rental car or taxi is the best idea.
Written 1 April 2019
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vlmontero
Miami Beach, FL79 contributions
This cathedral is enormous and yellow so you can see if from many places. The Soccer Stadium is just behind it.
Written 30 July 2018
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Maxim2020
Aalborg, Denmark104 contributions
Friends
Walking towards the cathedral gives an impression of its importance. The outside appears rather different than Russian orthodox cathedrals. However, inside it differs in such way that its beauty reflects the significance of this cathedral and in the time it was built. It is built where the river Oka meets Volga. Some say that Nizhny Novgorod was supposed to be the capital of Russia. When visiting the city you will understand why.
Please remember to dress properly.

I recommend going here as group of friends, alone or with family and children, or even alone.
Written 17 July 2018
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica645 contributions
Couples
This Cathedral stands out when you overlook form the other side of the river. It has excellent interior and is very easy to get there by Metro.

To go in women need to have their shoulders covered (as in any Orthodox church) but on the right hand side if the entrance they provide you with clothing to cover your shoulders and/or legs (if women are wearing shorts).

It is worth the trip!!
Written 7 July 2018
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oldies20162016
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Couples
Dropped into this cathedral; right next to our Hotel but otherwise a bit out of the way; huge bell outside, monumental structure, beautiful art inside.
Written 4 July 2018
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Andreas067
Rhodes Town, Greece191 contributions
Couples
Maybe the best attraction of the city. Amazing Church from outside and inside. Too many icons on the inside, you will get lost. If you have the chance, attend a service to experience the greatness of Russian Orthodox Church.
Written 14 February 2018
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands6,440 contributions
Friends
It is one of the spots you will see first if arrive to the train station. It is beautifully located on the bank river.
Written 28 August 2017
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Debra Hoe
London, UK268 contributions
Friends
what struck me the most about this Cathedral is its facade - in a bright buttercup, it was really quite different to the other cathedrals we visited on the trip. the iconostasis was particularly impressive.
Written 23 July 2017
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